Tottenham Hotspur's Antonio Conte hits out at Arsenal's Mikel Arteta after North London derby win


Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has hit out at Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta following his side's emphatic 3-0 win over the Gunners on Thursday night.

The Lilywhites received a much-needed boost in their quest for UEFA Champions League football next season when they reduced the gap between them and fourth-placed Arsenal to just one point on Thursday, with two more games to go.

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Arteta's men had the better start to the match as they were quicker out the blocks, but Spurs were first on the scoreboard after Harry Kane converted a 22nd-minute penalty.

Things took a further turn for the worse for the away side when defender Rob Holding was given a second yellow card in the 33rd minute, with Spurs doubling their lead just five minutes after the centre-back's sending-off. 

Son Heung-min then put the game to bed in the second half when he netted his side's third unanswered strike of the night.

After the final whistle, Arteta appeared to be furious with the match official's performance, disagreeing with the penalty given and the red card handed to Holding.

In a post-match interview, the Spaniard insisted that if he were to be honest about his view about the match, he would face suspension.

"I can't do it as I want to be on the touchline on Monday (against Newcastle United)," the 40-year-old said, per the Daily Mail.  

"I can't lie, and if I speak about it I will be suspended so I prefer not to. A beautiful game has been destroyed."

Conte was quick to respond, saying: "Mikel Arteta is doing a really good job but I listened to him complain a lot.

"I think he has to be focused more on his team and not complaining.

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"The red card for me was clear. If we want to complain, we could do it every game.

"This is my advice. If he wants to take my advice it's up to him. I don't care.

"In six months I have listened to him complaining a lot. It's not good."

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