Five Spurs players who might possibly be just a tiny bit sad that Antonio Conte has huffed off
Hard as it is to imagine, given that he spent his final days at the club calling them all wastrels and cowards, Antonio Conte’s departure may not be universally welcomed by the Spurs players.
Here, and admittedly by the end (and by the end we mean three onwards) it was a bit of a stretch, are five players who might be a bit worried about it all.
And here’s the reverse feature that was harder to keep down to five…
Like Niko Kranjcar signing for Harry Redknapp or Paddy Kenny for Neil Warnock. The idea that Spurs didn’t back Conte is one of the most pervasive of the myths the Italian has cultivated around himself, right up there with the idea that he has hair.
Spurs spent £60m on Brazil’s No. 9, £25m on a Premier League-proven central midfielder, signed one of the most promising players from the Championship and then when Antonio Conte threw his toys out of the pram and moaned that he didn’t like any of the right wing-backs he’d been given, Daniel Levy went out and spent £45m on another shiny new one for the spoilt bastard.