Antonio Conte has insisted that he is not like the previous Chelsea managers sacked by Roman Abrahamovic and does is not scared of losing his job after watching his team battle to a 4-2 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge.
“The club has to judge the work and honestly, I don’t have this type of worry [about] if I lose the game, if the club decides to sack me.
“In the past, the club decided after two losses or three bad games to sack a manager. I don’t think it is the same for every manager. You change the person, change the work. I repeat: If you ask if I feel this type of pressure, it is zero.”
“It’s easy to play football when everything is going well and you are winning games back to back, winning, winning,” he insisted. “It’s the best feeling ever, you can go out there and express yourself you feel like you are not going to make mistakes.
“The hardest thing is when things are not going so well, and you have got to dig in and get results. When you’re in a difficult moment, the mood is obviously going to be slightly down, because everyone is going to be disappointed and they want to win.
“When things are going well, everyone’s coming into training, having a lot of banter and joking about and enjoying things, and when you are not, it’s not that feeling, because the expectation level is to win. That is natural.
“That’s why there is no better feeling than getting a win and then getting a bit of consistency. Getting some consistency, some games won and getting back-to-back wins, and all of a sudden you notice that [the pressure] lifts.”
Conte also admitted that he will look to the fringes of his squad when picking his starting XI.
“I think for the game against Everton, it is impossible to recover for [Danny] Drinkwater, [Victor] Moses needs more time and [N’Golo] Kante,” he added. “But I think this could be a good opportunity to give a chance to the young player like Charly Musonda, also Kenedy, young players who I think deserve the chance.
“They are working very hard, they are improving and we can see the improvement against Everton, which is a tough game. It is important for me, important for the club. We will do this.”
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