Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, speaking ahead of next home game against Middlesbrough, was asked about the two main leagues in which he worked as manager so far: Serie A with Juventus and Premier League with Chelsea.
The Blues’ boss told Chelsea’s official website: “In Italy there is a good school, but honestly, when you arrive and face this league you must change your mind about a lot of things to adapt quickly and well”.
“This league is very strong. It’s totally different if you compare it with other leagues. Every single game you must fight a lot. Every game is very tough. You must put all of yourself in the game”.
Then Conte added: “For this reason, it’s not easy to arrive at the end of European competitions, and also for the national team it’s very difficult to try to do very well in the World Cup or the European Championships. You get to the end [of the season] and the players are tired”.