Spurs boss Antonio Conte responds after UEFA eliminates his side from Conference League

Spurs manager Antonio Conte

Spurs manager Antonio Conte labeled UEFA’s decision to hand his side an automatic 0-3 loss versus Rennes and subsequent elimination from the Conference League as “disrespectful”.

The Premier League side were scheduled to face the French side on December 9th, however, the match was postponed after Tottenham’s squad suffered a COVID-19 outbreak.

UEFA’s disciplinary panel ruled that the fixture couldn’t be rescheduled, awarding Rennes a 3-0 victory and resulting in Spurs exit from the competition.

“It is not definitive, but there is another step to confirm or not this incredible decision,” he said during a press conference today.

“For me, the club and our supporters, it’s incredible the decision UEFA wanted to take, certainly it’s unfair. We deserve to play for qualification on the pitch, not in this way in the courts.

“I’m very disappointed for UEFA’s decision, but we’re confident in this next step (an appeal). They took this incredible decision, perhaps there were personal interests involved.”

Spurs exit from the Conference League meant Roma and Leicester City were the new betting favorites to win the competition.

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