Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel attacks Antonio Conte for antics before handshake bust-up

Thomas Tuchel has launched a scathing attack on Antonio Conte over his antics after the pair were embroiled in a heated feud in Chelsea’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Tottenham. The Blues boss insisted it was “not necessary” for Conte to look away during the pair’s handshake at full-time.

The two managers initially clashed following Tottenham’s first equaliser where they squared up in an angry touchline bust-up. Tuchel was evidently aggrieved at Spurs midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur going unpunished for a perceived foul on Kai Havertz in the build-up to Pierre-Emile Hojberg’s leveller.

Tuchel and Conte then reignited their feud at full-time following a fractious handshake. Both were subsequently sent off for their inflammatory behaviour towards one another.

Speaking after the match, Tuchel blasted Conte over his behaviour, insisting his antics were “not necessary”. He declared: “I thought when we shake hands you looked in each other eyes, but Antonio had a different opinion.


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