My Players Deserved The Applause, So I Encouraged The Fans – Says Antonio Conte
United boss Jose Mourinho was not pleased by Antonio Conte’s move and he made it a point to show his frustration.
However, Conte said that he was impressed by how the United faithfuls were cheering their team from the away end at the Stamford Bridge.
Conte added that he wanted the home fans to cheer the players as every player deserved the clap and fans backing.
“I was listening to the support of Manchester United, always supporting their team and after a great win like this I was asking my fans to do a clap for the players for the performance,” he said.
“I think this is normal. All the players deserve this clap.”
“When there is a private conversation it is right to remain private, I have great respect for Jose, he is a great manager and he won a lot here,” Conte added.
Chelsea showed a dominant performance right from the start, opening the scoring in the first minute with a sublime goal from Pedro, before Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante added their names to the score sheet.
The Blues boss added that he was delighted that the team is back to winning ways after losing to Liverpool at home.
“I am pleased with a great performance. We started very well, with high intensity and moving the ball quickly, creating chances to score the goal. I see the commitment of the players in training every day and they deserve this,” he said.
“We are improving; we must continue to work, because only through the work we can improve. We know that we have a long way to go, but I’m satisfied.”
“It is very important after the Arsenal and Liverpool defeats, it was important to understand our mission. We must look to Wednesday against West Ham [in the EFL Cup] and prepare for that.”