Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte appeared to question his own future at the club after his side slumped to a fourth loss in five Premier League games with a 1-0 defeat in pouring rain at Burnley on Wednesday.
Saturday’s 3-2 win at Manchester City briefly lifted the gloom of three successive defeats, but Spurs failed to fire up against relegation battlers Burnley and went down to Ben Mee’s 71st-minute header.
Conte described the current run as “unacceptable” and raised doubts about his ability to turn around the club’s fortunes, having been hired in November to replace Nuno Espirito Santo.
“We are doing everything to change the situation, but it’s not enough. Four defeats out of five is not good enough. This doesn’t happen to me,” the Italian, a serial winner with Juventus, Chelsea and Internazionale, told reporters.
“Maybe I’m not so good. Tottenham called me to change things but I’m too honest. I could just take my salary, but I’m too honest. We’ve lost four out of five games. This is unacceptable.”