Tottenham boss Antonio Conte believes that he has nothing to prove before his first return to Chelsea after his sacking in 2018. Conte took over in 2016 after they finished 10th in the Premier League. He oversaw a turnaround that saw the blues emerging as champions in his first season in charge. Conte added the FA Cup the following season but was sacked after a conflict with the hierarchy over transfers.
“I think in my position, I mustn’t prove anything to anyone. I am a manager with experience and I have continued to do an important job in other teams.” Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte said. “What I can say is I spent two amazing seasons, I created a lot of friendships in the club. We did a really important, good job. I also enjoyed the work there. I have to tell thanks to Chelsea because they gave me the possibility to work in England. It will be good and emotional to come back to Stamford Bridge. But now I am the manager of Tottenham and I want to give this club 100 percent.”
“I think that it’s always a good thing to play against a team where all the players are available,” he added. “For all the people who watch the game, I think it’s good to see the best players on the pitch. [But] honestly, I’d like not to speak about Romelu because Romelu now is at another team. I think it would disrespectful to speak about him and also about Chelsea.”