Antonio Conte has given up on the top four challenge after another home loss in the premier league to Wolves on Sunday. (Photo credit: Sky...
|Antonio Conte has given up on the top four challenge after another home loss in the premier league to Wolves on Sunday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Antonio Conte has said he doesn’t see his team in the champions league next season after their recent dip in form that saw them lost back to back games.
Tottenham went down 2-0 at home to Wolves on Sunday, a result that means they have now played the same number of games with Arsenal who occupy the last Europa League qualifying spot in 6th and three points behind their fellow North London rivals.
Spurs are currently 8th, five points off top four and three games in hand on Westham who currently sit in that position; that offers some hope but Arsenal also have same number of games in hand and Wolves, who are currently above Spurs in 7th with 37points also having two games in hand.
"When you lose two games at home and against Chelsea, for a team that wants to qualify for the Champions League, it's impossible to happen," Conte told Sky Sports on Sunday.
Sunday’s loss to Wolves makes it the first time since 2009 that Antonio Conte would lose three successive games in the league, he was managing Italian side Atalanta then. Spurs lost to Chelsea, Southampton and Wolves in that run, they play Manchester City next.
"We need to be realistic and together," Conte added in a news conference. "The fans need to understand to have patience, to wait to rebuild again to a situation they were used to in the past.