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Antonio Conte posts savage message to Thomas Tuchel on Instagram after squaring off

Antonio Conte posts a savage message to Thomas Tuchel on Instagram after squaring off in the draw between Chelsea and Tottenham.

The Italian posted a clip of Tuchel sprinting past him down the touchline in the aftermath of Chelsea’s second goal, insisting that he wished he’d tripped the German up.

“Lucky I didn’t see you, making you trip over would have been well deserved,” Conte wrote, along with three laughing face emojis.

Conte continues Tuchel feud with cheeky Instagram dig: 'Making you trip  over would have been well deserved' | Evening Standard

The two hot-headed managers more-or-less spent the afternoon at each other’s throats, and had to get the backroom staff to break up the heated scenes on multiple occasions.

Conte took the first swing by celebrating Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equaliser on the edge of Tuchel’s technical area – before the Chelsea boss got his own back by sprinting up the touchline past his opposing manager after Reece James put the Blues back in front.

They had another bust-up again as they shook hands at full time after Tuchel fumes at Conte for not looking him in the eye, refusing to let go of the Italian’s hand, sparking a tense nose-to-nose confrontation between the pair before they were both eventually sent off by the referee.

Speaking afterwards, Tuchel told Sky Sports: “I thought when you shake hands you look in each other eyes, Antonio had a different opinion.

“It was emotional, he was happy when he equalised – I then got a bit heated but nothing big. It was not necessary but a lot of things were not necessary. Another poor decision from the referee.”

Questioned about their earlier booking following Spurs’ first equaliser, Tuchel simply replied: “There was no problem. It’s emotional, it’s football, just like it. It doesn’t need comments to heat it up.

“If we meet [after the game] we meet, if not we don’t, it’s no problem.”

Tuchel later spoke again about the incident during his post-match press conference.

He stated: “It’s like two players who had a bit of fight on the field and nothing happens. Nobody gets injured and the players, if you have a hard tackle or fair tackle, if you don’t go and apologise, there’s no need.

“It’s Premier League football and the two managers got involved today because both of us were fighting for our teams. That was it, nobody got insulted, nobody got hurt, we didn’t have a fist fight or something.

“For me, it’s not a big deal. It was part of it today and it boiled of course and it featured us. Both nothing bad. I don’t have any bad feeling and I’m sure he will not have.

“We fought for our teams and it happens. It’s so close here and it was such an intense match… both dugouts are very close so it got a bit heated from both of us. Yes [I enjoyed it] and I think he enjoyed it as well. It was nothing bad.”

Conte was reluctant to speak on the incident, preferring to discuss his side’s late draw amid several Chelsea protests over Anthony Taylor’s refereeing of the match.

He stated: “I don’t want to comment on the situation because I think this is not the most important thing. If there is a problem it is for him and me, not for the others.”

Conte also later opened up in his press conference, revealing a bit more to the press.

“I think that what happened we did enjoy but next time we will pay more attention and don’t shake the hands and we solve the problem,” the Spurs manager said. “He stays in his bench, I stay in my bench, with my staff on one side and no problem about this. It would be a pity if for this situation we miss the next game.

“It’s not so important [what happened]. The most important thing is always football and to speak about the game. It was an intensive game. For us this game was really tough but you know very well that to come here and to play Chelsea away is always difficult. They have a really good team.

“The referee showed me a red card but he didn’t understand the dynamic of what happened, but it’s okay. I have to accept, but I repeat this is not a big problem. It’s not important. The problem is between me and the other coach, not for the others.

“There is a video to understand what happened. For sure I am not passive. If I see aggressivity, then my answer is with aggressivity but I repeat this is not a problem. The most important thing is the game was a great game with two teams where there is a big rivalry.

“For us to get a point was really important. In my opinion they continue to stay up on us but before the press conference I say this season we are better than last season and I think we show this only in the difficulty that we are a tough opponent for many reasons.”

Twitter users had their say as Antonio Conte posts a savage message to Thomas Tuchel on Instagram after squaring off…

@dezfootie: Antonio Conte has the ego of José Mourinho but the ability of Sven Goran Eriksson. Wigman couldn’t look Tuchel in his eyes cos he’s at least 4 inches shorter but he’s on instagram throwing jibes at the Chelsea manager cos he’s salty. Strange guy.

@benfoulis: This is gold from conte 😂😂😂 a lot of time for that!

@hotspur_news_co: Conte got no chill on his insta story 😂😂🤩🤩🤩

@MattyHC5: This is what football is about, goals bring out emotion you can’t even describe. Great to see the passion 👌🏻

@harrietbrn: Conte still going at Tuchel on his insta stories 😂😂 the pettiness is just immaculate. How can you not love the Premier League and all the drama that comes with it?

@TomasHenry123: Tuchels rattled him badly so he’s had to go instagram the weasel!

@zakg11_: No way Conte is a verbalist on insta but couldn’t look Tuchel in the eyes

@bellacfc: conte talking shit on his insta story but swerved tuchel and acted to media as if it was nothing. what a pussy

@TheRealFutbolTJ: You’re telling me Antonio Conte took the time out of his day to log on his Instagram to say he should’ve tripped Tuchel when he celebrated reece James goal, oh my days this guy is jokes 🤣

@cfc_couch: Conte was too scared to make eye contact at full time but posts shit about tuchel on instagram before he goes to sleep

@ItsLukeF: Nah I didn’t think I could love Conte any more but that insta story has me DEAD

@orange_ape7: Conte taking the beef to insta 😂

@BainsXIII: Who knew that after all this time what I really needed to completely have closure over Pochettino was to see a 53 year-old man using his Insta stories to beef another manager and tell the world how much he wished he’d booted him to fuck. Now you’re fully #COYS. Forza Conte.

@emcfcc24: nah 😭 conte trying to beef tuchel on instagram when he didn’t do sh*t face to face has got to be the best joke of the day.

@cmbfooty: Conte is the prick of all pricks. The one thing Mourinho & Wenger agree on is that they both despise Conte. He acts like he didn’t try to fight an injured player in the tunnel today.

@Flaminiesta: Sending shots over IG like one bad b

@JF5Era: Grown man talking shit on social media but couldn’t look him in the eyes when they were face 2 face 😭😭

@SaeedTV_: How can you not love conte? 😂

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