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Souness & Neville Argue Over Level Of Patience Spurs Fans Will Have With Antonio Conte

Souness & Neville Argue Over Level Of Patience Spurs Fans Will Have With Antonio Conte
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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This afternoon's Premier League clash between Spurs and Liverpool had everything you would want from a game between two of the division's top sides.

There was no shortage of drama in the contest, consisting of both moments of genius and some questionable mistakes.

Liverpool certainly had the better of the first half, taking a 2-0 lead into the interval. That gap could have been even wider, with Mo Salah capitalising on an Eric Dier mistake to double the lead just before halftime.

Spurs would battle back in the second half, with Harry Kane's goal ensuring that we would be set up for a grandstand finish.


While the home side would apply the pressure at the end, they were unable to find the equaliser as Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners.

Souness & Neville disagree over fans' patience with Antonio Conte

It was a better performance from the home side in the second half, although concerns remain over their form this season. The team was booed off the pitch at halftime, with the worrying trend of failing to show up in the 45 minutes this continuing.


The style employed Antonio Conte is not the most pleasing on the eye, meaning patience could wear thin if results drop off.


Speaking on Sky Sports, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville disagreed over how long the Spurs fans would put up with this brand of football.

Neville felt that they could grow tired of it, although Souness argued that they can't complain considering the lack of success that they have had as a club over the last couple of decades.

Neville: It will be a problem. I think it's harsh to say the media are creating this perception that the fans are following. Football fans are quite intelligent and know what they're watching.

Tottenham fans have seen good football here for a number of years.

Souness: When?

Neville: Well under Harry Redknapp it was really good and under Mauricio Pochettino it was really good. The football was fantastic under those two managers.

Souness: If you go out there and ask the supporters, the older ones will remember 1961 and 1962 when they were winning. They've won one League Cup in 21 years, the football couldn't have been that good!

Neville: What I'm saying is the style of football under Harry Redknapp was good.

Souness: This guy will win things for you.

Neville: I'm not saying he won't, what I'm saying was the style of football under Pochettino and Harry was good. They do value style here at Tottenham.

Souness: I know a little bit about this club, about the football and the way they want the team to play. I'd be patient with this guy.

Gary Neville would go on to say that he felt Antonio Conte would eventually win a trophy for Spurs, assuming he was given the time to do so.

The Italian has a long track record of success, although he is facing plenty of competition in England on this occasion with the spending power and quality available to other top sides in the Premier League.

He will likely want Daniel Levy to make some big moves in the transfer market once again at the turn of the year, something that could be required as they attempt to ensure a second consecutive top four finish.

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