Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has admitted that he sometimes thinks he is a failure at the club.
The Italian joined Tottenham in November 2021 hoping to end the club’s long wait for the trophy, but despite an encouraging end to his first season, Conte finds himself in the midst of real uncertainty this time around.
spurs It sits inside the top four, despite having played more matches than the teams around it, but concerns about the team’s consistency and ability to win major matches have heightened after their recent elimination from the Champions League.
While acknowledging that there have been positive changes since taking office, Conte admitted that everything did not go to plan.
“After a year and a half we have improved many aspects, but sometimes during this course I think we failed,” Conte said. “We failed because we were not prepared to face the proper pressure and stress.
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“I understand that the fans are frustrated because this season has not been a good one to lift the trophy, but I can tell them that we are working hard to make them proud and try to prepare to lift the trophies.
“During your career, failure is part of the job. The most important thing is to work hard to try to avoid failure. Sometimes failure pushes you to become stronger and make yourself better.
“For great coaches, the expectation is to lift the trophy: it’s the same for me here, and if we don’t lift the trophy, the first responsibility lies with the coach. I know my expectations are really high.”
Conte’s contract with Tottenham expires at the end of the season, and although the club has the option to extend his stay by another 12 months, 90 minutes He understands that Conte is due to leave in the summer.
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