Conte:”It isn’t easy play against City, I said this was going to...

Conte:”It isn’t easy play against City, I said this was going to be hard since the beginning”

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Speaking to Sky Sport Italia Chelsea boss Antonio Conte commented the defeat against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City today

About the match: “It isn’t easy play against City that proves to have quality in every department and a powerful shortlist. We made the game we had prepared but when important occasions fall through everything becomes complicated. We have to work, this season is really difficult and today we also lost Kante who is a very important player”.

About Davide Astori’s death “Today I struggle to talk about football after this tragedy. Davide was a fantastic guy, with sound values and principles. He was just 31, these things affect you. Who had the opportunity to meet Davide knows he was a wonderful guy, I’m very sorry for his wife and his daughter. I can’t find a reason and not even the words to explain my sorrow, it’s devastating.”

The Italian manager wore a black arm-band during today’s game against City to pay tribute to Astori.