Chelsea midifielder N’Golo Kante revealed how Antonio Conte is motivating the team in the beginning of this new season with the Blues.
The Italian boss doesn’t want his guys to let down their guard after winning the title last May: Conte wants to avoid a disastrous campaign beginning like it happened two years ago, when the team relaxed after winning the Premier League under José Mourinho and had a nightmare start that led them to sink until the relegation zone, a fact that led to the sacking of the Portuguese manager. Chelsea were not able to improve very much under Guus Hiddink and finished sitting 10th in the table, the worst result in the Abramovich era.
“He [Conte] has been speaking about working hard to get in a winning mentality quickly,” Kante told the London Evening Standard.
“We start a new chapter for Chelsea and a new chapter in our careers for everyone. We need to start to work to get our energy for the season.
“He didn’t speak about what we did last season and winning the league, he just spoke about working hard to be ready for the season coming up.”