Conte: ‘I work at the top, it’s right that they pay me’

by | Nov 9, 2021 16:30

Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte said he does a ‘top job and it’s right that they pay me’ when asked about his high salary.

Conte was recently appointed the new coach at Spurs, replacing Nuno Espirito Santo at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Italian tactician’s high salary was revealed at €18m a season by La Gazzetta dello Sport and his contracts have always been a hot topic, even during his time at Inter in recent years.

He left the club by mutual respect overt the summer and was asked by Le Iene about his financial situation in London.

“Is my salary like breaking the bank? I think the blow, a great blow, is done by whoever takes me,” Conte said.

“You do your job and it’s right that you do it well. I do mine at the top and it’s right that they pay me.”

On the targets at Tottenham, Conte stressed it’s a ‘challenge’ to bring Spurs back to the top four in England but aims to do well in England and Europe this term.

“Getting in to the top four will be a challenge,” Conte said. “The Premier League is very tough, we will try to give our best in every match and do well in the Conference League too.”

Conte picked up the Premier League title in his first year at Chelsea, after winning three Scudetti with Juventus.

He arrives after having won Serie A with Inter, the Nerazzurri’s first title in 11 years.

epa09114411 Inter's coach Antonio Conte reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match Bologna FC vs FC Inter Milan at Renato Dall'Ara stadium, Bologna, Italy, 03 April 2021. EPA-EFE/ELISABETTA BARACCHI

7 Comments

  1. Chris

    Winning Serie A with some of the best players in Italy because of a light schedule due to being knocked out of Europe at the earliest opportunity really should not be a brag, but this is the state of modern football.

  2. MarcoMilan

    Well said Chris, definitely a good coach and a winner, but thinks too highly of himself, especially after the embarrassment of 2 years in a row knocked out as a favorite from the Group Stage. His stubbornness to play Perisic and Erikson cost him and his team, he is fully to blame, when the stubbornness changes, he may become a great coach, but overrated and overpaid right now.

  3. Antonio

    Juve & Milan didn’t go far in Europe either so whats their excuse?

  4. Chris

    We don’t make excuses. The performances are good, the squad depth isn’t where it needs to be, a trophy will come but I would rather have a sustainable period of success that takes a long time to achieve.

  5. dangerboy

    Nice try.

    Juve have gotten out of the Group Stage 8 years in a row. Other Italian clubs haven’t.

  6. Jarod KNowles

    Conte deserves every penny, everywhere he goes he wins a trophy.

    Allegri just did a retreat for a few days and won 2 games – so discipline works.

    I see Conte more as a motivational speaker where he extrapolates the belief out of the players. It’s all mental actually.

    What’s he getting 18? Make an even 20!

  7. Jogwq

    Ha dangerboy. Juventus in Europe…really? Going down that route? 2 measly trophies in their history. Kings of Italy only

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