Tottenham vs Arsenal: Antonio Conte asks Mikel Arteta to end six months of complaining after thrilling win

London Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has asked Mikel Arteta to stop complaining and focus on his team afterwards Tottenham smashed the open race in North London for the top four With two games in the Premier League season.

Tottenham’s 3-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur reduced the gap with fourth-placed Arsenal to one point. Arteta was furious following the performance of referee Paul Tierney, who sent off Rob Holding and awarded Conte’s team a penalty for a foul by Cedric on Heung-min Son.

A stormy match on the field extended to the post-match press conferences; While Arteta was furious at the presidential residence, Conte was far from impressed with the regularity with which his north London rival seemed to find cause for objection. Refusing to address his specific complaint at length, the Arsenal manager said if he says what he really thinks he will be “stopped for six months” but said Tierney should come out to explain his decisions after “ruining a beautiful game today”. .

Conte offered a precious little sympathy for the defeated coach. Instead, he noted Arteta’s earlier complaints about Arsenal’s scheduling of matches and pointed to the postponement of this match, which was initially scheduled to be played in January before the Gunners managed to postpone due to Premier League COVID-19 regulations despite there being only one case. . In the team, he urged the Spaniard to take the advice of his more experienced counterpart.

“Mikel Arteta is a really good coach,” Conte said. “He’s just starting to do the work, and I think I listen a lot to him complaining.

“I think he should focus more on his team and not go complaining because he has just started this business. I think he should be calm and try to keep working because he is very good but listening to a coach complain often is not good.. it’s okay.. the red card for me To me it was clear.

“I think he could become an important coach in the future, but in six months’ time, I’ve listened to him a lot and he’s complaining. I repeat: it’s just advice, nothing else because he’s so good.”

Conte himself indicated that he did not complain in Tottenham’s last game – the 1-1 draw against Liverpool – when Fabinho received a yellow card only for an interference on Son. Although he said he wasn’t complaining, he also noted the short time it takes his side before they play at home against Burnley, which kicks off at midday on Sunday. Arsenal travel to Newcastle United for Monday’s match.

Asked by CBS Sports about incidents over the past six months he cited as an example of Arteta’s complaint, Conte said: “If you remember he complained about the match. It’s not a good idea to complain. Arsenal were good to postpone a match in an incredible match. …with COVID and they only had one player with COVID. I haven’t forgotten that. If he wants to file a complaint, we have a lot of potential to complain.

“Now, today I can complain why I’m here to play on Sunday at 12 noon and Arsenal must play on Monday night. They have an extra day off. We played against Leicester, Liverpool and Arsenal and now it’s only two days later we have to play and we have to play the first match at 12 noon”

Arteta is unlikely to drag himself into a war of words, as the Arsenal boss gave every indication in his post-match press conference that he was eager to throw a disastrous night into the history books, at least if he isn’t allowed to say what’s going on. He really believed in Tierney.

He said: “[It’s important that] The disappointment is unbeatable, more than the great opportunity and the two beautiful games we have added and that is where our energy will now be. “However, he may have to prepare for his visit to St James’ Park with a limited defense available to him and despite his frustration with Holding’s red card, Arsenal are unable to resume what were two separate yellow card incidents.

Gabriel, “usually not a player who wants or demands off the field,” walked off the field with a muscle problem while Ben White, who had a hamstring problem, wasn’t fit enough to enter the fray after he was holding. package.