After Kenedy‘s offensive post about Chinese people, manager Antonio Conte explained Chelsea players are happy for their Asian tour and thanked the fans for their support.
“I think to play this type of game is very good and for sure in modern football to have this type of pre-season is normal.” – Conte said. “We had 10 days at Cobham and then China and Singapore. It’s a bit tough but for sure it’s great to play here, and we played in China and found a fantastic atmosphere. To see all the fans wearing our shirts, and to see their passion was great. Tomorrow I hope to see the same in Singapore”.
Moreover Antonio Conte, believes the pre-season tour and the training and friendly games Chelsea are playing will help the Blues for the new season: “I think the only way that I know is to work very hard with my players to prepare in the right way”. – Chelsea manager continued – “To play in the Champions League is great for us and right for the club. The players are enthusiastic about it and we have one more competition to play in”.