Chelsea manager Antonio Conte admitted that he’s having difficulties when it comes to convincing the organization to buy and sign new players.
According to Conte, there are some aspects that he needs to improve after he has done poorly in the January transfer window.
Usually in my experience, I reached the best results possible with the players I have to work with. I think that I’m the type of coach who if I have a player who is 6/10, I bring him to an 8/10. If I have a player who is 8/10, I take him to 10/10. I’m this type of coach. My task is this and, for this, I’m very good. But I think I’m a bit of a disaster to convince the club to buy players. I think in this aspect I can improve a lot. I have to learn a lot from the other coaches, the other managers, in that aspect. I have to speak more with the managers who are very, very good at persuading their clubs to spend money to buy top players.” Conte addressed
After back-to-back defeats against Bournemouth and Watford, the reigning champions have now dropped to the fifth spot of the Premier League table with 22 points behind leaders Manchester City. (Sign Up now for more updated news and sports events)
With Chelsea’s poor performance in the league, the rumors started to intensify that Conte will leave the club at the end of the season and will be replace by former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.
“I have spoken with him. We played against each other, and he’s a really good person. I have great admiration for Luis Enrique and, sometime, he is a fantastic coach. He reached his targets with Barcelona, and also with Roma, you could see a well-organized team. I can speak about him very well, as a person and a coach. We do this job, and our job is not ‘difficult’, but you must be open and understand the situation can change. A club can take different decisions. It’s the same for me. But, I repeat, I’m not jealous or envious of other managers. Everyone knows his job, his work. I have, usually, a great respect.” Conte added
Moving forward, the Blues are set to host West Bromwich Albion tomorrow, February 13, 2018 (GMT +8) at the Stamford Bridge and will face Hull City in the 5th round of FA Cup on February 17, 2018.
For days later, Chelsea is scheduled to face Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16, Leg 1.
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