Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was furious after the match with Sporting after the London side had a goal disallowed in the 90+6th minute to win. Had that goal been conceded, Tottenham would have won and secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, and now it’s down to the last round to find the passengers for the knockout stage in Group D.
After Kane’s disallowed goal, they reacted violently from the Tottenham bench, and one of the most belligerent was coach Antonio Conte, who received a red card and will now not be able to lead the team in the last match of the group stage against Marseille. Conte was very angry because he was sent off and emphasized that this does not happen to big European clubs at crucial moments.
“Many people entered the field, and the referee decided to exclude me. There are times when you realize you’ve had a goal disallowed because the ball was in front of Kane. You know I don’t comment on referees’ decisions, but simply this season we were lucky with the VAR system in the Premier League and the Champions League. I think it did us a lot of harm. I would like to see such decisions against top teams in such important matches. I would like to see the VAR system be so bold and take such a decision. To repeat, unfair decision because the ball was in front of Kane. I’m sorry, but I’m really upset because sometimes you just can’t accept the situation,” said Conte, who stormed out of the press conference.
"I don't see honesty…I'm REALLY upset! " 😡
Antonio Conte left fuming at VAR decision and leaves press conference after one question 😳pic.twitter.com/4YFr0OFGtu
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