Finally, Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Discusses Man United’s Jose Mourinho Relationship Ahead Of Clash
Ahead Of Chelsea v Man United Clash: Chelsea Boss Discusses Jose Mourinho Relationship
Antonio Conte has no plans to curtail his behaviour on the touchline ahead of his side’s clash with Manchester United in the FA Cup
Chelsea new Italian boss Antonio Conte insists he has no plans to curb his enthusiasm ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
The former Juventus manager has been proactive on the sidelines during his side’s excellent Premier League run this current campaign which has seen the west London club move 10 points clear at the top for the table.
The Italian coach indeed attracted praise from many all over the world, including from Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
Lampard was quite impressed with the manager’s passion during his former side’s 2-1 victory at the Hammers on Monday night.
However, former Chelsea boss and current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was critical of Conte’s behaviour after Chelsea were 4-0 victors agains the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge last October.
The two brilliant managers will once again lock horns again come Monday night when the Premier League leaders host the EFL Cup winners in the FA Cup last-eight game.
And Conte discussing whether he had addressed the situation with Mourinho from their last meeting at Stamford Bridge, insisted he had no plans to change his behaviour on the touchline.
He told his pre-match media conference:
“No, but I do not think it is important. There is nothing to clarify with him. I think I have shown in my period at Chelsea that I live the game with [great] passion,”
“My players are focused on the game, on the pitch, on the work every game. Mind games do not bring you to win. Before the October game I was sure we were facing a great team. It is the same now. In October we did not know our future. Now we are in March and we stay on top of the table. We have a good identity as a team.”