It appears Chelsea manager Antonio Conte couldn’t care less that his Manchester United counterpart, Jose Mourinho, may still be smarting from the 4-0 humiliation at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Speak with Mourinho? I Care less About Him – Conte
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Mourinho, never one to pull punches, showed his displeasure at the emotional antics of Conte – which included him urging the Chelsea fans to cheer louder with the game already won – by having words with him at the final whistle.
According to reports in the British media, the former Chelsea boss claimed Conte’s theatrics were unnecessary and “humiliating”.Conte celebrates Chelsea’s win.
When asked if he’d spoken to Mou since the incident, Conte, who took over at the Bridge after leading Italy to the last eight of Euro 2016, replied emphatically.“No, but I don’t think it’s necessary,” said the 47-year-old Italian.
The former Juventus boss then admitted he needed to be careful about his behaviour – for the sake of his own health.“I’m worried about this,” said Conte. “For this reason, I try to run, to maintain a good physical form. It’s important because I know that I risk a bit.”
Conte likes to run for 30 to 40 minutes at Chelsea’s training ground, and he thinks, thanks to his lung-busting efforts as a midfielder for Juventus and Italy, he has bought himself some time.