Conte's Chelsea reign in 5 quotes
- As Antonio Conte is no longer part of Chelsea Football Club, Pundit Arena's Cillian Cunningham tries to point out five of his most telling utterances in the past two years
On first-year Premier League title: "Now after this win, I think we must be happy and pleased for all the season. It wasn’t easy for me to arrive in England and try a different language after a bad season (for the club)."
On Jose Mourinho rift: "In the past he was a little man in many circumstances, he’s a little man in the present and for sure he will be a little man in the future. I consider him a little man and I consider him a man with a very low profile."
On disappointing second season: "We are having the season that we are deserving. It is only a problem of time – don’t forget in the last two or three years we lost important players for Chelsea. When you lose important players with great experience and charisma and players used to winning, you lose a lot."
On his mentality, following the FA Cup triumph: "I can’t change. My way is always the same; hard work and to build a strong mentality with my players. I’m this and I think my past speaks very clear as a player and as a manager. You can say what you want, but I’m a serial winner."
On Diego Costa issue: "I can tell you that everyone who works in Chelsea knows very well what happened with him last season. It’s funny, this interview. I’m not interested to continue this issue. For me, he’s the past."