Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte told Mikel Arteta to stop complaining and focus on his team after Arsenal manager criticized the referee on Thursday.
Arteta was upset after Harry Kane switched after referee Paul Tierney pointed the spot on the 22nd minute and showed a second yellow to Rob Holding who fouled Son Heung-min 11 minutes later.
Arteta said, “If I say what I think, I will be suspended for six months. “I don’t know how to lie, so I prefer not to say what I think. It’s a pity that such a beautiful game is ruined today.”
Conte, whose team won easily thanks to Kane’s double and Son Heung-min’s strike, was dissatisfied with Arteta’s evaluation of the referee.
“Mikel Arteta is a really good coach. He’s just started doing this and I seem to hear him complain a lot. He doesn’t complain and I think he should focus more on the team,” he said.
“The red card was clear to me. Don’t forget that against Liverpool I didn’t say anything about what happened to Fabinho.”
The Italian hinted that Arsenal’s ability to redefine their original game based on COVID-19 was unfair, despite only positive examples from the team.
“Arsenal have been great to postpone the game in an amazing way with COVID, and there has only been one player with COVID. I didn’t forget this. If he wants to complain, we are likely to complain,” said Conte.
Fourth-placed Arsenal, a point lead over Tottenham with two games left, will travel to Newcastle United on Monday and Conte’s team will host Burnley the day before.
‘He complains a lot’: Tottenham manager Conte urges Arteta to focus on his team – SABC News
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