Tottenham Hotspur's level 'not so high': Antonio Conte after NS Mura defeat

A low-ranked NS Mura on Thursday beat a 10-man Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa Conference League

By Web Desk
November 26, 2021
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Tottenham Hotspurs on Thursday were humiliated by NS Mura, who are the lowest-ranked team in the Europa Conference League.

After the defeat, Tottenham's new head coach Antonio Conte said that the level of Tottenham is "not so high" and he now understands the situation at the North London club.

"After three weeks I am starting to understand the situation. It is not simple. At this moment the level at Tottenham is not so high," Conte said in a post-match press conference.

"I must be honest and tell you that after three-and-a-half weeks, I am starting to understand the situation. I can tell you that the situation is not simple. It is not simple because at this moment for sure the level of Tottenham is not so high," he added.

After the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santos, Antonio Conte was appointed as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur on a contract until the summer of 2023, with an option to extend.

Last week, Tottenham made a comeback against Leeds United in the Premier League and won the game 2-1.

But they were shocked by a low-ranked NS Mura on Thursday.

The former Inter Milan boss believes that Tottenham has to work hard to close the gap with the top clubs in England.

"There is an important gap to the top teams in England. Of this, we must not be scared. I am here to work, here to improve the situation. I know that at this moment we need to have patience, time and I am here because I know there are problems to solve," he said.

Conte believes that Tottenham needs time to improve as they have to work hard and improve a lot of things.

"If someone thinks that a new coach arrives and Conte won in the past and then I am a magician. But the only magic I can do is to work. To bring work and work to improve, to bring my methods, my ideas of football. But we have to understand that we need time, Conte concluded.