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Jamie Redknapp identifies ‘strange’ Antonio Conte Tottenham problem after ‘telling interview’

Jamie Redknapp identifies ‘strange’ Antonio Conte Tottenham problem after ‘telling interview’

Jamie Redknapp believes Antonio Conte’s contract situation is becoming more of a concern at Tottenham after the Italian stated that Spurs are on a long-term journey after their 2-1 loss to Newcastle.

Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron gave the Magpies a 2-0 halftime lead before Harry Kane pulled one back for the hosts. 

Despite Kane’s goal, Eddie Howe’s squad recorded a statement road victory.

After the match, a dejected Antonio Conte stated that Tottenham must have patience if they wish to compete with the Premier League’s elite, implying that his team is not yet ready to mount a title challenge.

He told Sky Sports: “You have to understand that in a process – I always say previously, not now – that we have just started the process.

“If someone doesn’t want to listen, it’s not my problem. In my experience, we have to show patience. We are lucky with this group of players but it’s not enough.

“We have to continue to work. Fingers crossed we don’t have many injuries because injuries can affect our season.”

Redknapp, on the other hand, finds Conte’s reluctance to demonstrate his commitment to the long haul concerning.

The former Tottenham midfielder is concerned that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will not remain in north London due to his history of short stays.

“I do find it fascinating what he’s saying there because he’s talking about the process but he’s only got until the summer – when his contract ends,” he said in the Sky Sports’ studio.

“If he’s a manager who works in short bursts. He goes into a club, for three years, wins and goes somewhere else.

“It’s not an easy conversation to have but if you talk about a process, if I’m a player there you want him to show that he’s going to be loyal and be part of the process.

“Normally with managers, somebody of his ilk, would have signed up by now. It’s a strange situation with the World Cup, the season is going to be over very quickly.

“You need to tie this up so you can talk about the players that he wants in. Harry Kane has only got 18 months left on his contract. These are really important factors, you certainly can’t have Harry Kane leaving or the manager leaving.

“I did find that was a very telling interview. What he is saying if we lose a couple of players we are short. But so are other clubs.”

Newcastle is now only two points behind Tottenham in the Premier League standings after climbing to fourth place.

The Newcastle United defense is now the best in the division after allowing only 10 goals in 12 games.

During that stretch, Howe’s squad has only tasted defeat once, and they are now on the verge of qualifying for Europe this season.

Tottenham is third with 23 points after losing their perfect home record.

Jamie Redknapp identifies ‘strange’ Antonio Conte Tottenham problem after ‘telling interview’

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