Former Italy international Antonio Cassano has criticised Tottenham boss Antonio Conte, saying his teams have never played ‘beautiful football’.
Conte is currently looking to work his magic at Spurs, having arrived to replace Nuno Espirito Santo earlier this month.
The Italian coach has one of the more impressive CVs in the game at this moment in time, with a host of titles and successes to his name.
So far, he’s won four Serie A titles, a Premier League title, two Supercoppa Italiana titles and the FA Cup in a career that has also seen him transform the fortunes of the Italian National Team.
His last stint was with Inter Milan, who he transformed into Serie A title winners last season, breaking Juventus’ stranglehold on the division in the process.
He left the Italian club in the summer amid a dispute with the club’s owners, who made it clear they needed to sell several top stars to balance the books.
That is how he has ended up at Tottenham, who moved for him in the summer but were turned down, before trying again and succeeding when things went awry with Espirito Santo.
Inter, meanwhile, are now managed by Simone Inzaghi, and Cassano believes he is doing a better job than the Tottenham coach ever did.
“Am I wrong or on paper Conte had the stronger team than Inzaghi?” he told Bobo TV, relayed by Calciomercato.
“Conte spent two years in a bloodbath in the Champions League, playing very badly.
“Inzaghi, on the other hand, is in line with the league this year and has deservedly gone ahead in the Champions League with beautiful football and by pressing,
“(That’s) something Conte has never done; he only gets in front of the goal line.”