Antonio Conte could only watch in horror as Tottenham suffered a shocking 2-1 loss to the little-known Mura.
When Tottenham players first arrived in Slovenia they might have been forgiven for being a little relaxed about their upcoming arrival Uefa Conference League game against Mura.
Mura is a team based in a small town in Slovenia and has a population of 11,000. Ten years ago the club didn’t even exist. They entered the competition as the lowest ranked team in the tournament so they were expected to be considered the proverbial whipping boys.
Little did Tottenham know they would see a fight of a lifetime when the players entered Fazanerija Stadium, the seating arrangement of which would be easily swallowed up by Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Antonio Conte’s husband was reduced to ten after Ryan Sessegnon was dismissed within half an hour.
Tomi Horvat had given his team a shock lead, but Harry Kane equalized a few minutes later. Even with a man down, Tottenham should find a way to take all three points.
Amadej Marosa scored in stoppage time to give Mura a historic victory over a team that entered the Conference League as favorites and now have everything to do in the final group game of the competition where they will face Stade Rennais, who are definitely not whip boys.
The game was a chance to impress Antonio Conte for many players, especially Delle Alli. However, the English midfielder had another weak game and was deservedly tied after 52 minutes.
After seeing a drastically changed line-up, Conte brought his best players into play in the second period, but it was a little too late and the home side just wanted three points more than the guests.
Tottenham heads to Burnley the next time they meet, where Conte would definitely try to make sure he doesn’t experience similar embarrassments.