Tottenham forward Richarlison has revealed that Antonio Conte ‘scolded him for two hours’ after Spurs were knocked out of the Champions League by AC Milan.
The Brazilian striker gave an explosive interview after the Spurs’ 1-0 aggregate loss to Milan, saying his season had been ‘s***’ due to his lack of hane time, insisting he should have started the game after appearing only as a late substitute.
And now that the 26-year-old has revealed that his then-manager Conte didn’t take his outburst lightly.
The Italian manager labelled him ‘selfish’ the next day in the presence of the whole squad Richarlison told the Que Papinho podcast (via Sportsmail):
“I made a mistake in doing an interview, saying I needed [game] time.
“Later on, I apologised and said that he could punish me. He told me off to show he was the commandant. It’s his way of dealing with it. Almost two hours scolding me in front of everybody there.”
The incident came in a tough season for Richarlison, who scored just one Premier League goal In 27 appearances.
The Brazilian shone for his national team at the Qatar World Cup but failed to have much of an impact for his club side as Spurs finished outside of the European places in eighth.