Conte Sheds Light On Chelsea Future
Antonio Conte Sheds Light On Chelsea Future
Antonio Conte decided to shed some light on his Chelsea future after he saw his side draw 1-1 with FC Barcelona in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
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The Italian saw his side take the lead against the Blaugrana thanks to a 62nd-minute goal from Willian, but his strike was cancelled out by Lionel Messi, who scored the equaliser 13 minutes later.
Conte, who guided the Blues to the Premier League title last season, told members of the media that he intends to honour his contract at Stamford Bridge, but also admitted that he does have his bags packed just in case.
"In 14 years, Chelsea have changed coach 10 times, so they do have a tendency to chop and change here,” Conte told Mediaset Premium.
"The media also plays on this habit the moment there are negative results. They were already writing headlines about my dismissal after the opening game against Burnley.
"It's no problem for me, in fact, I really like pressure. I just hope it doesn't affect the players.
"I said very clearly, I have a contract to 2019. I intend to respect it. After that, anything can happen in football. I am happy at Chelsea, but both parties need to be happy.
"In our line of work, we always have a bag packed. My intention is to remain here, but if something were to change, there would be several different scenarios opening up."
Chelsea travel to the Old Trafford this weekend where they will face their former manager Jose Mourinho's side Manchester United.
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