Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has opened up on his relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho as both men will meet in the FA Cup final clash.
Conte, who is now in his second season in the Premier League, has insisted that he has no problem with the former Chelsea boss.
#AntonioConte: ‘I have respect for @JoseMourinho’s story’ “This final is a game between two great teams,” said the Italian. “I think this season we arrive not as favourites.” “With Jose, we have clarified the situation,” he added on Sunday. “We are talking about two managers with strong characters, and two winners. “When in your mind and your heart and your blood there is the will to win, for sure, we want to try to win this trophy. “The same way Manchester United want to do this. I repeat, I have great respect for United’s story, for Mourinho’s story. “They have the same respect, I think, for Chelsea’s story and my story.” S: bbcsport #مورینیو #منچستریونایتد #منچستری #منچستر_یونایتد #ژوزه_مورینیو #آقای_خاص #mourinho #josemourinho #mou #josémourinho #jose #josé #jose_mourinho #mufc #manutd #manchesterunited #manu #ggmu #reddevils #manunited #special_one #the_special_one #jm #manutdfans #jmfans
Both Premier League managers have developed a rivalry last season until now. And will now lock horns again in the final of the FA Cup on 19 May, Saturday afternoon.
However, following the Blues’ 2-0 win over Southampton at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Conte has insisted that his feud with Mourinho is now in the past.
Antonio Conte expects Chelsea to be underdogs when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final. and says he has “no problem” with Jose Mourinho. Conte said: “With Jose we have clarified the situation, there is not a problem between him and I. For sure we are talking about two managers with strong characters. and two winners, when in your mind, your heart and your blood there is the will to win. For sure we want to try to win this trophy, the same way Manchester United will want to. This final is a game between two great teams. In my mind I can tell you that we played the final last season as favourites [against Arsenal] and this season we will not be favourites, but last season we lost the final. I have great respect for United’s story and Mourinho’s story. and I think they have the same respect for Chelsea’s story and my story.” #BlueIsTheColour #CFC #CFCFans #CFCFamily #CFCTillIDie #BPL #EPL #PremierLeague #PreSeason #CFCTour #Champions #ComeOnYouBlues #PremierLeagueChampions #ChelseaFC #COYB #KTBFFH #IfItsNotBlueItWillBe #CFCArmy #TheBlues #Chelsea_KTBFFH #ChelseaFans #ChelseaKWT #CFCNews #CFCTransfers #CFCTour #AntonioConte #Conte
What has Conte told reporters?
“With Jose, we have clarified the situation, that’s the most important thing,” the former Juventus boss told reporters. “There is not a problem between him and I. This final is a game between two great teams, Manchester United and Chelsea.”
“For sure in my mind, I can tell you that we played last season as favourites. I think this season you arrive not as favourites. We are talking about two managers with strong characters, two winners.”
“In your blood and heart, there is a will to win. We both want to win this trophy. I have great respect for United’s story, for Mourinho’s story and they have the same respect for ours.”
Conte has been reportedly linked with away move from Chelsea in this summer. Meanwhile, the Italy national team, AC Milan, PSG and Barcelona are all interested in his service.