Chelsea manager Antonio Conte underlined the importance of Fa Cup clash against Peterborough as his side needs a win to bounce back from the last disappointing loss to Tottenham Hotspur.
“I think in England, the FA Cup is really important because it is the oldest competition in the world and it is important to respect the tradition,” Conte told the club’s official website.
“The FA Cup is a good tradition in England and it is important to find the right solution. For us now, to give the opportunity to young players or some players who are not playing a lot is important, but it is also important to continue because we want to win and go forward to the next step”.
“We have a cup in Italy and it is a good competition, – Conte added – Once, when I was at Juventus, we played a small team and in the first game we drew 1-1. In the second game at home we won”.
“These types of games are always very difficult if you don’t arrive with the right attention and the right focus. Also, we all know it is a really important game for them and for this reason we are preparing in the same way as all the other games in the league – the same as we prepared against Tottenham – because it’s important to have the right mentality”.
“A winning mentality is to prepare for every game in the right way – not because you are playing against a small team or another team that is playing now in League One and you think this game is easy. No, in England, easy games do not exist, also not in the FA Cup”.