Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke ahead of the clash against Tottenham Hotspur, which is set for this evening (5.30PM).
The italian head coach told the club’s official website: “I liked these types of games, for sure, they are not normal”.
“In Italy, when we played the derby against Torino it wasn’t easy. I remember a lot of games like that when I was a footballer, not only as a manager. These games are unpredictable”.
“It’s normal in Italy too to have very tough games when you play against the big teams: Juventus-Inter, Juventus-Milan, against Roma. In Italy, I can tell you about it from my experiences in these types of game against Torino, and when I played with Lecce against Bari – these games are very tough and the supporters feel this: for sure there is a fantastic intensity during the game”.
Speaking about the Premier League: “In London there are a lot of teams, but this game is special for our fans. It’s not important to look at the past and I hope it’s not difficult to keep focus”.
“We are working a lot to improve our football, to play good football, and I think during the game we must be focused on the game, and then to put our right passion in. I want my players to play with great intensity and great passion, but always in the right way.”