Antonio Conte was full of praise when asked about new Chelsea signing Davide Zappacosta, who scored on his first appearance for the Blues in Champions League opener against Qarabag.
“For him it was his first appearance in the Champions League, – Conte pointed out speaking to the club’s official website ahead of Arsenal clash – To score a goal, you must be happy and it helps improve your confidence – all positive things. He scored an amazing goal. He was honest to say he tried to cross but during the game he had other chances to score, and don’t forget at Leicester he was very close to scoring another goal”.
“This is positive, and he’s a really good guy. Davide knew very well my idea of football and for this reason he was ready to start the game against Qarabag”.
Conte added: “He’s in a good physical condition. I was pleased with his performance. Now he has to continue to improve himself and to adapt to this league”.