After reporters have challenged his hefty compensation, Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte defends his exorbitant salary at Tottenham and previously.
Tottenham Hotspur recently named as Antonio Conte as their next coach, taking over from Nuno Espirito Santo (the football news).
La Gazzetta dello Sport disclosed the Italian tactician’s hefty compensation of €18 million per season.
Now, his contracts have always been a contentious topic in football circles. Even the compensation he received during his tenure at Inter in previous years, before coming to Spurs, caused much scandal.
Over the summer, however Conte parted ways with Inter Milan and left the club out of mutual respect (football transfer). Now, months later, he is the new Tottenham Hotspur head coach, as we just covered in breaking football transfer news.
Conte Defends His Exorbitant Salary at Tottenham
Once at Tottenham, Antonio Conte has answered questions by Le Iene about his financial condition in London.
To these challenges, he replied by asserting that he does a “great job” and “it’s right that they pay him”. Conte may be correct in thinking so. After all, he did do a great job winning the Scudetto with Inter in last season’s Italian Serie A.
“Is my salary like breaking the bank? I think the blow, a great blow, is done by whoever takes me,” Conte said according to Calciomercato.
“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.”
Conte said it’s ‘tough’ to return Tottenham to the top four in England this 2021-22 season in the Premier League.
“Getting in to the top four will be a challenge,” Conte said.
However, he still wants to play well in both England and Europe this season: “The Premier League is very tough; we will try to give our best in every match and do well in the Conference League too.”
After winning three Scudetti with Juventus, Conte then won the Premier League title in his first year at Chelsea.
Finally, now, he joined Tottenham after winning Serie A for the first time in 11 years with Inter, the Nerazzurri, whom he left by choice.