Antonio Conte’s one career-long shortcoming widely highlighted after Spurs fall to Mura

25 November 2021 0 By Total Football News

 

Supporters of Tottenham’s Hotspur’s Premier League rivals have flooded to social media on Thursday night, to poke fun at boss Antonio Conte.

Mura’s magical night

Conte of course led his new squad back into action a short time ago.

After securing a much-needed victory over Leeds United at the weekend, Spurs made the trip to Slovenia, keen to build confidence further in what, on the face of it, looked a straightforward Europa Conference League meeting with minnows NS Mura.

When all was said and done, however, to say that the Lilywhites failed to do so would be putting it lightly.

A dismal showing, during which a whole host of the club’s fringe stars failed to step up to the plate in front of their new boss, ultimately culminated in a 2-1 defeat.

After Tomi Horvat opened the evening’s scoring early on, Tottenham’s woes were compounded when the returning Ryan Sessegnon was sent for an early bath following a needless 2nd yellow card with half an hour on the clock.

Harry Kane did manage to pull one back for the visitors 20 minutes from time but, amid wonderful scenes for all associated with the club, Mura went on to snatch all three points at the death.

A 94th-minute breakaway saw Amadej Marosa turn Davinson Sanchez inside out, before directing a deflected effort beyond the clutches of Pierluigi Gollini and home:

Conte targeted

In turn, on the back of the final whistle sounding at the Stadion Ljudski vrt, it should come as little surprise to hear of rival supporters making use of the opportunity to have some fun at the expense of their Spurs counterparts.

Mura, after all, had never even secured a point in European competition before tonight…

And one common theme throughout much of the social media backlash has come in the form of the highlighting of Antonio Conte’s record on the continent.

Tottenham’s highly sought after new manager, for all of his success on the domestic front, has never truly succeeded in European competition, across spells with all of Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

And, if tonight’s result is anything to go by, then such woes do not look like turning around any time soon…

 

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