Tottenham Hotspur Ahead richardson Manager Antonio Conte has been criticized for his lack of regular game time following their Champions League exit.
Debut in win against Richardson West Ham United And Chelsea but was dropped to the bench for the third game in a row on Wednesday goalless draw against AC Milan, which saw them eliminated 1–0 on aggregate.
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“I’m a professional, I work every day and I want to play. I’m missing minutes, missing time,” said Richardson, who came on as a substitute in the 70th minute. said postmatch, “Sorry for the wording, but this season—because I don’t have minutes, I’ve also had a little injury.”
Since joining Tottenham in a £60million transfer from Everton last summer, Richardson has scored just two goals in 25 appearances. they compete world Cup With Brazil in Qatar but has been battling calf and hamstring injuries this season.
He said his form had improved and was baffled by Conte’s team selection, saying: “With two wins against West Ham and Chelsea, I was on a good run, and suddenly he [Conte] put me on the bench Against Wolves, he put me on in five minutes. I asked why and they didn’t tell me anything.
,[On Tuesday] I was asked for a test in the gym. He [Conte] Told me that, if I was good, I would go into sports. When it was game time, they put me on the bench. These are the things that you cannot understand.
“When I enter the pitch, I give my life. I come from two good games, mainly against Chelsea, where I played the full 90 minutes, and we won the game. I think I should play Was.” [from the start against Milan],
Needing to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the opening leg in Italy to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals, Spurs had just two shots on target on Wednesday and failed to score for a third straight game.
Conte, whose contract with Spurs expires this summer, said after the game That he could be sacked before the end of the campaign.
Richardson took aim at Conte’s tactics for Tottenham’s troubles in front of goal.
“We’ve been knocked out of the club’s biggest competition, you can’t play like that when you need to score goals,” he added. “I think he should have put [pushed] Team forward, especially in the second half.”
Despite Conte’s criticism, Richardson said he could still make a positive impact this season.
“The club paid dearly for me and so far I haven’t reacted on the pitch,” he said. “Of course, the injuries hindered me a bit … let’s see if he [Conte] Keeps me in the starting line-up for the next game.
“I’ll focus on my next [Premier League] play and score as many goals as possible.”
Spurs, who were knocked out of the FA Cup in the fifth round with a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United on March 1, are fourth in the Premier League going into Saturday’s game. nottingham forest,