Antonio Conte: I Won’t Spend Another Year In London On My Own

Antonio Conte: I Won’t Spend Another Year In London On My Own
May 20, 2017

Chelsea News

The mastermind behind Chelsea’s title success this season, Antonio Conte, has revealed he won’t spend another year in England without his family. The Italian could achieve a record number of Premier League wins if Chelsea can overcome Sunderland on Sunday, making it 30, beating the club’s previous record of 29.

The 47-year-old’s family remained in Italy whilst he took charge of Chelsea this season, ensuring his daughter finished school in Turin. However, Conte has revealed it’s been hard living without them, and he wouldn’t be able to do it again. The news comes in the same weeks as Inter Milan have reportedly made Antonio Conte their number one target, offering him huge money to join the club. Speaking to La Repubblica, the Chelsea boss said:

““It’s not all happiness and light. My wife and I decided in January that my daughter, Vittoria, would finish school in Turin even if she was already enrolled in a school here in London. If I will stay here in London, I want them to be with me. My daughter could have a big opportunity to leave in a foreign country. I am not going to stay here on my own for another year.”

“I am proud Italy fans love me. Speculations over my future are normal. I am in love with Italy, I feel my country in my heart, whatever I am doing even if I had to win the Premier League to make my dad return here. At the beginning of the season, he promised he’d have visited my if I had won the Premier League.”

Chelsea still have the possibility to win the FA Cup and Premier League double as they take on Arsenal at Wembley next week, and Conte has revealed Chelsea are a club in need of stability:

“We have to build the basis for a solid future here at Chelsea. “This is a big club but they have only won the Champions League once and one year later they were eliminated in the group stage (by Conte’s Juventus side). They then won the Premier League and ended up in tenth position the following year. They need stability to stay at a top level every year.”

“This season has not been easy. The beginning was hard but if I manage to reach the top of the table, I usually manage to stay there. If we beat Sunderland we’d make 30 Premier League wins this season, nobody has ever achieved that.”

“At the beginning, I didn’t know how the team would have played which is the worst thing ever. A defeat lasts two days for me, a win lasts one hour. I thought: ‘If I will die, I will do it following my ideas. I don’t like compromises.”

“My players have always respected me, also for my past as a footballer. We were all very united and we all wanted to have a great season after the 10th place finish last season. The lads have accepted a new way of living, from their diet to video analysis and the importance of details. It was exciting to hear the first chants for me. That’s when I understood I had conquered Stamford Bridge.”

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