Tottenham played AC Milan at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 9th at 5 am (Korean time) in the second leg of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 스포츠토토 in the 2022-23 season. It was a 0-0 draw. After losing 0-1 in the first leg, Tottenham was eliminated.
In the 8th minute of the second half, Conte removed Perisic and put Pedro Poro in. Then, in the 25th minute of the second half, Richarlison replaced Emerson. After Romero was sent off, Richarlisson was brought to the bench and Davinson Sanchez was put in to defend.
After the loss, Richarlison openly criticized manager Conte. “It’s a bad season,” Richarlison said in an interview with a media outlet. I want to play more games. I can’t understand Conte’s choice. I was in a positive situation. But Conte got me back on the bench today. Yesterday, I was tested in the selection, but I was on the bench again.” Even though it is up to the manager to appoint players, Richarlison expressed his dissatisfaction.
This time, Conte openly shot the player. The Mirror reported on the 11th that he directly criticized Richarlison.
In a meeting with reporters ahead of the match against Nottingham Forest on the 12th, Conte said, “There is a part where Richarlison made a mistake. Talking about me and not us is selfish. I always stressed to the players that they should talk about us, not me, to win. If you don’t do that, it’s because you’re thinking only of yourself.”
The player blaming the manager and the manager blaming the player is a reaction against the poor performance of the Tottenham players themselves this season.
Then, how did the conflict between Richarlison and the director end? It turned out that the player apologized.
Conte said, “Richallisson came to me and apologized for making a mistake. It has been neatly organized inside the team,” he said. “This situation can have a good effect on the team. The team could be better. We need to come together as a more one team and show a more positive spirit in negative moments. The responsibility for this lies entirely with me, the director.” Conte wrapped it up beautifully and it looks like it’s done.
Meanwhile, Richarlison, who wore a Tottenham uniform for a transfer fee of 60 million pounds (approximately 94 billion won) during the transfer market last summer, has so far played in 17 league games, but has not scored a single goal.
Richarlison made six appearances in the UEFA Champions League, leading to the round of 16, scoring only two goals in one match. Due to his frequent injuries, he is unable to display his skills as he repeatedly leaves.