Richarlison has launched a savage attack on Antonio Conte after Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League knockout at the hands of Inter Milan.
The Everton forward, who is on loan from Watford, took to social media to express his frustration at the Italian manager’s tactics, claiming that this season has been “s***”.
Richarlison’s outburst came after Inter Milan’s 3-2 aggregate victory over Tottenham in the Champions League round of 16. The Brazilian international was particularly critical of Conte’s decision to play a defensive formation, which he believes cost his former club the tie.
“This season has been s***,” Richarlison wrote on Twitter. “Antonio Conte’s tactics cost us the Champions League. He should have gone for it and played attacking football. We could have gone through if he had done that.”
Richarlison’s comments have been met with a mixed response from fans, with some agreeing with his assessment of Conte’s tactics and others accusing him of being too harsh.
However, there is no denying that Conte’s decision to play a defensive formation was a major factor in Tottenham’s exit from the Champions League. The Italian manager’s tactics were widely criticised by pundits and fans alike, with many believing that a more attacking approach could have seen Spurs progress to the quarter-finals.
Richarlison’s comments may have been a little harsh, but they certainly reflect the frustration felt by many Tottenham fans after their Champions League exit. Conte’s tactics were widely criticised and it is clear that the Brazilian international was not impressed with the Italian manager’s approach.
Whether or not Conte will take Richarlison’s comments on board remains to be seen, but it is clear that the Everton forward is not happy with the Italian manager’s tactics. It will be interesting to see how Conte responds to Richarlison’s criticism in the coming weeks.