Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte is facing his first real crisis in north London, as Harry Kane faces a career crossroads ahead of the January transfer window.
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Antonio Conte is facing a Tottenham Hotspur crisis amid criticism that the Italian is a ‘checkbook manager’.
Conte took over at Spurs in November after a brief stint in charge of Nuno Espirito Santo in north London, but has returned to the familiar criticisms of his bosses.
In a controversial interview in the Italian media last week, Conte said his side were ‘weakened’ during the January transfer window as he appeared to want to do business with Tottenham.
It comes after Harry Kane ignited Conte’s side to a 3-2 win over Manchester CIty, and the Spurs captain is also facing a turning point in his career.
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The talking point of the city
Harry Kane was in incredible form as he helped Spurs finish Premier League Manchester City’s top team is unbeaten in 15 matches.
The Spurs captain put Son Heung-min behind the City defence with a stunning pass before the Korean played reluctantly at Kulusevski, who converted the goal into an empty net.
Kane then started things up as he put his side back in the lead after Ilkay Gundogan’s equalizer.
This time, Son picked Kane when he arrived late in the box to pull off a delicate finish into the top corner, before sealing the victory with a mighty header after Kulusevski’s cross.
But the match had plenty of other key moments, and Mirror Football covered them all.
The Spurs boss once again faced familiar criticism as he handled his first real crisis as Tottenham manager.
Conte has been billed as a ‘checkbook manager’ before in his illustrious career, and that is something that is mentioned again after his latest statement on the transfer window business. January of the club.
Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski arrive, both from Juventuson transfer deadline day but last week Conte said his squad had become ‘weaker’ over the course of the month.
But it was the Italian’s interview that really sparked the crisis he was facing, as he struggled to shake off his reputation of needing to spend money to make parties successful.
Kane’s Cross Line
Harry Kane reminds City of Manchester just what they missed when he scored two goals to help Tottenham win a dramatic 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola was keen to sign the Spurs captain last summer but Daniel Levy decided his starlet was ‘untouchable’.
The striker is believed to have enjoyed a good relationship with new manager Antonio Conte, but with reports this week linking him once again to the Spurs exit door, Kane is facing another turn. in his career.
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