Tottenham manager Antonio Conte reveals what he told referee that led to sending off vs Sporting

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte will not be on the touchline when his team go in search of a result against Marseille.

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was sent off late in the game against Sporting for a comment he made to the referee after Harry Kane’s late effort was called off by VAR.

In a game of two halves, Sporting were by far the best side in the first half and deservedly took the lead through Enfield born forward Macus Edward. Coincidentally the Sporting star was on the books from the age of eight till he was 17 before being released.

His goal would have meant the world to him but it was a different game after the interval with Tottenham by far the best side and eventually getting the equaliser through a Rodrigo Bentancur effort, it was the least the Lillywhites deserved and they thought they had won it after Kane finished off a headed ball from Emerson Royal.

VAR though had other ideas and after four minutes of check decided that Kane was a yard offside and ruled out the goal to the disappointment of the more 40 thousand fans packed at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium. Tottenham manager who a minute ago was jumping up and down the touch line was sent off which means he will now miss the away game to Marseille. Asked what he told the referee to prompt the sending off the Tottenham boss said he did nothing wrong.

The Spurs boss told the press: “At the end because all the people came on to the pitch the referee decided to send me off. Only for this.

“I think we are not so lucky with VAR. I think they create a lot of damage. I would like to see this type of decision with a top team, in an important game, I would like to see if VAR is brave to take this decision. This unfair decision. Sorry, but I am really upset.”

Tottenham are now without a win in their last three games but will hope that they get back on track in the Premier League against Bournemoth this weekend before travelling to the France for the second leg of the Champions League.