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Tottenham Hotspur: BBC pundit claims Conte wasn’t as animated as usual during defeat

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Former Premier League footballer Mark Schwarzer believes Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte wasn’t lively on the touchline during their latest defeat.

The Lowdown: Conte not happy

Spurs failed to win for the second time in less than a week as they were beaten 2-0 at home against Aston Villa, which now makes it three league defeats in six for Conte’s men.

The Italian has made no secret of wanting to be backed in the transfer market once again by Daniel Levy as his side look to seal a spot in the top four and potentially push for some silverware.

Conte certainly wasn’t happy during his post-match press conference this weekend, claiming that the club don’t have solid foundations – which may have been why he wasn’t happy on the touchline.

The Latest: Worrying signs on the touchline

Schwarzer pointed out on the Football Daily podcast that Conte wasn’t his usual self during the game, almost as if he may have been resigned to defeat and isn’t too happy at Spurs.

The former goalkeeper said: “He’s a guy obviously full of energy, someone that likes to be marching up and down the touchline, play every single shot, every pass, every tackle, and it was a long, long way away from that.

“It’s either a realisation that he feels he hasn’t got the support, hasn’t been able to bring the players in he wants to. I think he’s had a say in some players, certainly – one could always argue maybe he wanted more.”

The Verdict: Future not looking bright for Conte

If Conte indeed wasn’t himself on the touchline during the club’s first home game for several weeks due to the World Cup, it doesn’t make for pleasant reading going forward for the manager or Daniel Levy.

This is especially worrying in light of Conte seemingly not budging on a new contract, as this could potentially signal the beginning of the end for the Italian’s relationship with Tottenham with him not winning anything.

Levy and Spurs fans will end up kicking themselves if Conte does end up leaving, as he was likely the closest manager they could’ve got that almost guarantees silverware judging by his recent achievements.

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