Antonio Conte says reuniting
Conte’s side were crowned champions on Friday as a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion wrapped up the title with two games to play.
Michy Batshuayi’s 82nd-minute winner after coming off the bench was the latest example of Conte’s remarkable impact since the Italian took charge last year.
When Conte arrived at
“It wasn’t easy for me to arrive in
“They show me a great attitude to try to do something great this season.”
Conte’s midas touch was most evident in his switch to a three-man defensive formation following defeats against
“That decision changed our season. We had to change and find a new suit for our team. In my mind, there was this option to play a 3-4-3 because I knew I had the players to do that,” Conte said.
The respect Conte is held in by his players was clear to see as each one of them hugged him after the final whistle at The Hawthorns before joining together to throw him into the air in a joyous scene in front of Chelsea’s supporters.
“Every game I feel like I have played with my players. I show my passion and my will, my desire to stay with my players in every moment of the game. This is me,” Conte said. “In the present, in the past, I stay with my players in positive and negative situations. We won this title together.”
All that’s left for Conte now is to top off his incredible debut season by winning the FA Cup final against Arsenal to clinch the double in two weeks’ time.
“We were not lucky, we did a great job. It’s important to rest. It is a great season, but now we can win the FA Cup,” he said.