Tottenham stars ‘disillusioned’ by Conte as ex-Spur calls for his head; Poch ‘keen’ on return

Joe Williams
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte shouts at his players

Some Tottenham players are becoming ‘disillusioned’ under Antonio Conte’s management at Spurs, according to reports.

Spurs put in a limp display against AC Milan as they failed to overcome a narrow one-goal deficit from the first leg in their Champions League last-16 clash.

Conte’s side could only muster two shots on target as Milan looked the more dangerous team in north London despite not needing a goal to progress.

And talkSPORT claim that ‘several Tottenham players have become disillusioned by’ Conte after Richarlison said the club have been having a “sh*t” season.

As well as the Brazilian, the report claims that ‘it is believed a number of other stars are unhappy in the dressing room’ under Conte.

There is no suggestion Tottenham will definitely sack Conte but talkSPORT insist that former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino ‘would be keen on a return’.

And former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara reckons it is now time for the north Londoners to sack Conte with the Italian’s style of play “awful to watch”.

“I think, for me, the time has come for Conte to go,” O’Hara told talkSPORT.

“He doesn’t look like he wants to be there and the players are not getting what he wants to do.

“The fans have they’ve tried to get behind Conte, and he is a great manager, but it hasn’t worked for Tottenham. The football is diabolical. it is awful to watch. I’d rather watch paint dry!

“I think it’s time to put Conte out of his misery, put everyone out of their misery.”

On their performance against Milan, O’Hara added: “It’s hard for me to talk as a Spurs fan constantly watching us go through pain.

“I feel for the Spurs fans at the stadium, because it was embarrassing. It was a pathetic performance all over the park.

“I think, for me, the time has come for Conte to go and Pochettino to return. The club needs a lift, the fans need a lift.

“Get Poch in and move on. Let him have three months until the end of the season to see what he’s got, and then he has pre-season and the start of next season and we might get top four.

“But there’s no way I can keep watching this. I’m actually tired of watching Tottenham. I just want to enjoy watching my team!”

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