Antonio Conte appeared to criticise Chelsea’s transfer policy by claiming that he is a “disaster” at convincing the clubs he works for to buy the players he wants.
On Friday he said: “I think I’m a bit of a disaster to convince the club to buy the players.
“In this aspect I can improve a lot. I have to learn a lot from the other coaches, the other managers, in that aspect. I have to speak more with the managers who are very, very good to persuade their clubs to spend money and buy top players.”
Conte’s coaching skills were at the heart of that success, switching to a 3-4-3 formation in October while reinventing Victor Moses as a wing-back and Cesar Azpilicueta as a central defender.
“I think that I’m the type of coach who, if I have a player who is [a] six, I bring him to an eight,” he added. “If I have a player who is eight, I take him to 10.
“I’m this type of coach. My task is to try and improve every single player, in every aspect. The mentality also. About the desire, the will to fight, and the tactical aspects. My task is this and for this, I’m very good.”
Meanwhile, Conte admitted he is a big admirer of his potential successor Luis Enrique.
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