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Antonio Conte admits his Spurs future must be 'assessed' after Burnley defeat

Tom Gott
Conte was unimpressed with the Burnley defeat
Conte was unimpressed with the Burnley defeat / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has confessed that there will be an enquiry into his future at the club after Wednesday's 1-0 defeat to Burnley.

A second-half header from Ben Mee resigned an underwhelming Spurs to a fourth defeat in their last five Premier League games, with their only bright spot coming in last weekend's stunning victory against league leaders Manchester City.

Before that win, Spurs had fallen to Chelsea, Southampton and Wolves, and Wednesday's defeat to Burnley has left them with even more ground to make up in the race for a top-four finish.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Conte admitted that questions will need to be asked about every aspect of the club.

"It's not only tonight," he began. "In the last five games, we have lost four games. It means that there will be an assessment, about the club and about me.

"I think, for me, it's very frustrating to lose four games in the last five games, for sure. The situation is this. The situation speaks clear.

"I'm really sorry for the fans, especially for the fans, because they don't deserve this, but when you lose four games in the last five games, it means you have to make an assessment. The club has to make an assessment also, to speak together and to understood what is the best solution."

Conte went on to cast doubt over his belief in his ability to turn things around at Tottenham too.

"I came in to try to improve the situation in Tottenham but maybe in this moment, I don’t know, I’m not so good to improve the situation," he said.

"For me, it’s very frustrating because I know we’re working hard, working a lot and trying to get the best out of every single player. The reality is this."

"I’m too honest to close my eyes and say: "OK on Saturday we’re going to play another game". It's right at the moment to see well, what is the situation well and to make an assessment. Also I repeat: I’m really frustrated and I’m not used to being faced with this type of situation."

He added: "From the first day I arrived here I want to help Tottenham. I repeat: I am too honest to close my eyes and continue in this way, and also take my salary. But it's not right in this moment"