Tottenham Hotspur head coach Antonio Conte has, on Sunday evening, provided his take on the boos and jeers directed at his players during the club’s latest outing.
Spurs, of course, were back in action earlier today.
Brimming with confidence after booking their spot in the Last-16 of the Champions League in midweek, the Lilywhites welcomed Liverpool to north London for a highly-anticipated clash.
Conte and co. headed into proceedings aware that they could nary afford a defeat, after seeing all of Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United clinch three points already this weekend.
When all was said and done, though, emerge on the wrong side of the result is precisely what Tottenham went on to do.
This came as a double on the part of Mohamed Salah proved enough to guide visitors Liverpool to a 2-1 triumph.
The result itself, though, did not in fact prove the most concerning aspect of Spurs’ latest outing on Sunday.
Instead, post-match, the focus has largely centered on the nature of their performance.
Across a first-half which ultimately proved to be decisive when it came to the outcome in England’s capital, the evening’s hosts once more opted to sit back, handing the initiative to an always willing Liverpool outfit.
The Tottenham faithful, in turn, responded by raining down jeers and boos on their side upon the half-time whistle bringing a close to the opening 45.
Speaking to the media on the back of his side’s latest defeat being confirmed, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of his side’s supporters was put to Antonio Conte.
And though the Italian was quick to assure that he is not in a position to ‘criticise’ such fans, Conte also admitted that he was left ‘disappointed’ by the backlash: