Thu 10 November 2022 | 9:32

Conte felt that his team lacked energy against Forest

On a night that saw London teams get eliminated from the EFL Cup, Antonio Conte complained about his team’s lack of energy

Antonio Conte was understanding of Tottenham’s last night elimination from EFL Cup and the situation his players are put in just before the World Cup pointing out their lack of energy and tiredness as one of the main reasons for the defeat.


won the game at home 2-0, thanks to goals from Renan Lodi and Jesse Lingard against a


side that was basically the same team that faced Liverpool last weekend minus four changes.

Antonio Conte was quick to point out his squad’s lack of depth due to injuries that might have been caused by the packed schedule Premier League teams have had since the beginning of October.

"The performance, I have to be honest, I think maybe tonight the energy was really poor for us" Conte told the reporters.

"Don't forget that it was the 12th game in a really short period. The games that we played in the past, every game was really, really difficult and we lost a lot of mental energy and physical energy.

"I only say thanks to my players because there are players who are really tired. I have to manage the situation with [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg and [Rodrigo] Bentancur because they were tired.

"The same for Harry Kane. Until this morning we waited to see if he could start or not. He was the only [fit] striker so again, I can only say thanks to my players."

Conte was full of praise for his players that will be in the World Cup but also were giving their all in last night’s performance:

"I have a group of players who are first men, and then good players. Another could be selfish to think to himself 'in a week I have to play the World Cup."

"Instead, Harry Kane showed to be a really good man. Not only him though, the same for Bentancur, Perisic, and Dier is another player who has played a lot of games.

"We faced a situation that is really bad with the injuries. We arrived at the end in real difficulty. Now we have to try to rest and find energy."



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