By John Wenham

3rd Nov, 2022 | 11:34am

Tottenham expert fumes at 'carnage' caused by Antonio Conte - 'something needs to change'

Antonio Conte must ditch the tactical plan that sees his Tottenham side regularly concede first for the sake of the fans.

That is according to Spurs expert John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Tottenham have now conceded the first goal in nine of their last 12 matches after Tuesday’s (1 November) last-gasp 2-1 win over Marseille in the Champions League.

Speaking in the build-up to the game (31 October) and quoted by football.london, Spurs assistant coach Cristian Stellini revealed the squad have been working on a “perfect solution” to the problem for the last two weeks.

When asked why Spurs keep going behind, Wenham told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild, “There are two interesting bits I have heard through the week that give some sort of answer to this.

“Firstly, Clement Lenglet was interviewed after the Marseille game and said something about how Tottenham weren’t sure about whether to attack or defend.

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“I’m sorry, the message should be coming through stronger that we should be turning up and beating Marseille. That’s a bit of a confusing message and to hear a player say that is quite unusual.

“Then we saw a report in the week about how Conte has devised a plan to conserve energy, basically meaning we sit deep and come at teams in the second half.

“Look, while we are winning, that’s great but it is incredibly frustrating to watch. We went to Bournemouth and essentially let them go 2-0 up.

“Kieffer Moore has never scored two goals in his life, it was carnage in the defence and we were lucky to turn the game around.

“It’s coming from the manager and we can’t say it’s wrong because he works with the players every day.

But something needs to change because fans can’t keep having to watch first halves like that.”

In other news, Tottenham expert slams Lucas Moura as BBC images emerge – “I hate seeing this”.