Eden Hazard States The Difference Between Chelsea's Antonio Conte And Mourinho
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has given his take on what makes Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho such different managers.
The Belgian star won the 2014/15 Premier League/League Cup double under Mourinho and is currently in a position to achieve success under new boss Conte, with the Blues sitting pretty on top of the league table.
Former Italy manager Conte has made an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge since arriving in the summer and Hazard has explained the reasons why he is not quite the same as Manchester United’s Mourinho.
“In tactics and training we do more with Conte,” he told Thierry Henry for Sky Sports.
“We work a lot of tactical positions and we know exactly what we have to do on the pitch, where I have to go and where the defenders have to go.
“We know exactly what to do. With Mourinho, he put in a system but we didn’t work lots. We know what to do because we play football, but maybe the automatisms were a little bit different.
“With Mourinho, Nemanja Matic was behind me in the season when we won the title and sometimes I stayed in front and Matic did the job.
“With Conte it’s different. I close more inside because Marcos Alonso is there as a wing-back. I just need to be ready to counter-attack if we get the ball.