Conte hits back at Arteta saying “he has to be more focused on his team and not to keep complaining”

Mikel Arteta

Tottenham beat Arsenal 3-0 in the North London Derby on Thursday night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

For Tottenham Harry Kane scored a brace and Heung Min Son scored a goal to seal victory. However, Arsenal’s defender, Rob Holding, was sent off in the first half after fouling Heung Min Son.

After the game, Arsenal coach Arteta complained about the refreeing of Paul Tierney.

Arteta said: “I want the referee to come in front of the cameras and explain his decisions because we were so excited to play this game and this beautiful occasion was destroyed tonight,”

“If I say what I think I will be suspended for six months, but I want to be on the touchline for our next game on Monday night.” he added.

Moreover, Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte believes that Mikel Arteta should focus on his team instead of complaining.

Conte said: “Arteta is a really good coach but he has just started this job and he has to be more focused on his team and not to keep complaining,” Conte said afterwards.”

“In six months at Spurs, I have listened to him complaining a lot. He needs to be calmer.”

“But if he doesn’t want to accept my advice, I don’t care.”

“The red card was clear for me and if we want to complain we have the opportunity every game to talk about referees, decisions and postponed games.”

“Remember that Arsenal did well to postpone this game in an incredible way when only one player had COVID-19. I didn’t forget this because it made us a bit angry.”

“If we want to complain I can also ask why we have to play again on Sunday at 12:00 and Arsenal do not play until Monday night and have one more day’s rest.”

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