Conte - Praises his players, looks forward to Manchester City and goes mad on the touchline.
Antonio Conte has spoken of his admiration for the mentality of his players following our 2-1 victory over Tottenham at the weekend clai...
Antonio Conte has spoken of his admiration for the mentality of his players following our 2-1 victory over Tottenham at the weekend claiming that we are a different team to that of two months ago.
So much has changed at Chelsea during that period and now we sit at the top of the Premier League. Everyone knows of the inspired tactical change that has been made following our two defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, however no-one could have imagined the immediate impact it has subsequently had with a run of seven wins conceding just a single goal.
Speaking of the dramatic improvement in our form and most importantly, the way we are playing our football, Conte had nothing but praise for his players. He said:
"Now we are a different team to two months ago. It would have been very difficult to win the Tottenham game if we were the same team as two months ago.
I love the mentality of my players, I saw a great attitude and great commitment from all of them. I see the will to change something from the past, now it's important to continue.
(Of Manchester City) It’s a big test because Man City are a fantastic team" - Source - Daily Mail.
I agree 100% with what Conte is saying here. Without question if that was last season or with Chelsea playing the same way as we did against Liverpool and Arsenal, Chelsea would have lost the game. It's because the players have bought into the ideas the Manager has put to them, they believe in him and it's clear that they have already developed a fantastic relationship already.
Roll on Manchester City this weekend.
Conte's touchline antics.
It's no wonder that Antonio Conte has decided to import his favourite throat sweets from Italy! You only have to look at this Video of Conte in the final couple of minutes of the game at the weekend to see how involved he gets in the game with his players. Imagine ninety minutes of this, you would be knackered!