Friday, 27 October 2017

Full Interview: Conte talks about Morata, Drinkwater, Kante, Ancelotti, Ake, Ampadu and more


On squad

N’Golo is still not ready. We have to wait and hope to have him back for the Roma game. Danny played against Everton but he needs to find the right physical condition. The other players are available.

The way Chelsea are playing

We’re trying to overcome this period. We faced a lot of problems over the summer. We started with problems with Hazard and Pedro in pre-season. Danny as well in the first week he trained with us. Kante during the international break and Moses. Our start this season wasn’t lucky for many reasons. We’re doing well. We have the points we deserve in the league. We’re doing well in the Champions League and the Carabao Cup. We have to continue to work and find out new potential players like Ampadu.

On Morata’s form

If you remember before the international break, he was injured after 20 minutes against Manchester City. He didn’t play against Crystal Palace and Everton. He’s only played one game against Watford. I’m happy with his performances.

On Ancelotti links

There’s a lot of bullshit. They try to create problems between me and the club. I’ve answered this very well in the past about different issues.

It’s a lack of respect. To put other persons in this way is not correct. It is not correct and I hate this type of situation.

On Bournemouth

They’re a good team and are playing really well. We must pay a lot of attention to them as it will be a tough game. There position in the table is not right. They’ve played well and sometimes they were unlucky. Tomorrow I will say hello to Ake and Begovic as they were important players over the past season.

On talk over his job

You don’t know the pressure when you’re the manager of an international team. Nobody can know this type of situation.

On Ake

My answer is always the same. I can give my opinion to the club but the last decision is with the club. To play regularly is not simple. When you decide to stay at a great team you have to accept a big challenge and show you deserve better. It’s normal.

More on Ancelotti

I’m in touch with Carlo as he’s my friend. He does not mean nothing. Why? Honestly I don’t read a lot. I don’t care what the newspapers right about my future. This is my job. Carlo is my friend and I have great respect for him. He was my coach at Juventus.

Ensuring they win against a team in the bottom three

We need to avoid this. In England there are no easy games in this league. You must pay great attention when you play a top team or one who is fighting in the relegation zone. This league is very tough. You must be focused.

Ancelotti to Everton?

Carlo will take the best decision for him. It’s different to apply to this answer.

On repeating last season’s form again

I’d like to do this but it’s very difficult for me to forecast a run like last season. It’s difficult to win 13 games in a row.

Toughest period as Chelsea manager

No. I had a really tough period last season in different circumstances.

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