Antonio Conte has advised Mikel Arteta to cease complaining after the Arsenal boss voiced his dismay at referee Paul Tierney following Tottenham’s 3-0 win over the Gunners.
Harry Kane put Spurs in entrance from the penalty spot on 22 minutes after Cedric Soares was adjudged to have fouled Son Heung-Min within the field. The England captain then doubled Tottenham’s benefit quarter-hour later with a close-ranger header.
In between, Rob Holding was despatched off for a second yellow card offence after two challenges on Son and though the South Korean worldwide added a 3rd early within the second half, Arteta turned his attentions on the officiating following a end result that leaves them only one level above Tottenham occupying the ultimate Champions League qualification spot within the Premier League.
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“If I say what I believe I will be suspended for six months,” stated Arteta. “I am allowed to present my interpretation of what occurred within the recreation, however I do not know lie so I want to not say what I believe.
“I can’t say what I believe. I will be suspended. I am happy with my gamers. You possibly can ask the referee to come back in entrance of the digicam to elucidate his choices. His choices. It is a disgrace as a result of such a stupendous recreation was destroyed right now.”
Nevertheless, Conte launched a withering assault on Arteta citing the Spaniard’s earlier feedback over Arsenal’s fixture scheduling and the unique postponement of this recreation when the Gunners efficiently requested for the sport to be moved underneath the Premier League’s COVID-19 laws in January regardless of having only one case on the time.
“Mikel Arteta is a extremely good coach. He has simply began to do that job and I believe that I hearken to him complain rather a lot,” Conte stated.
“I believe that he needs to be targeted extra to his group and to not go to complain as a result of he has simply began this work. I believe that he needs to be calm and attempt to proceed to work as a result of he is superb however to hearken to a coach complain plenty of occasions is just not good. It is OK. The crimson card for me was clear.”
Conte went on to quote a sturdy problem by Fabinho on Son in final weekend’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool for which he was solely booked.
“Remember in opposition to Liverpool, I stated nothing what occurred with Fabinho, no? If we need to complain, now we have the likelihood each recreation to talk about the referee, the choice, a couple of postponed recreation,” he continued. “I believe that is my recommendation, if he needs to just accept my recommendation it is good. In any other case, I do not care.
“I believe he can grow to be an essential coach sooner or later however in six months, I’ve listened to him complain rather a lot. I repeat: it’s only recommendation, nothing else as a result of he is superb.
“If you happen to keep in mind, he complained concerning the fixture and in addition on the time, it’s not good to complain as a result of Arsenal have been good to postpone a recreation in an unimaginable method for optimistic COVID they usually had just one participant with COVID. I did not neglect this.”
Conte hinted at his frustration over having to play Burnley on Sunday lunchtime, a day earlier than Arsenal journey to Newcastle for his or her subsequent recreation.
“But when we need to complain, now we have plenty of risk to complain about why I’ve to play on Sunday at 12 p.m. and Arsenal has to play Monday at evening,” he stated. “Then they’ve at some point extra relaxation and we play Leicester, Liverpool, Arsenal and now after solely two days now we have to play [again]. And now we have to play the primary recreation at 12 p.m.”