How Kante Almost Made Me “murder” My Assistant – Conte
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has claimed he is “capable of murdering anyone” on the touchline.
The Blues coach was seen jumping into the crowd to celebrate Eden Hazard’s goal against Arsenal, but he also angrily dragged his assistant Angelo Alessio off the bench during their 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.
Asked about the incident, Conte told Sky Sport Italia: “When I see something that isn’t going right, I am capable of murdering anyone!
“I was angry because (N’Golo) Kante was supposed to track back in place of (Victor) Moses, who had gone into the box to mark the sixth Arsenal man on the corner.
“He didn’t do that and I took it out on Alessio. He’s been my right hand man and thus, unfortunately, my victim for many years.
“Kante is extraordinary. He brings a lot of quantity, ok, but what quality too. Even if he should improve in his build-up play.
“His first pass is always horizontal and he needs to make that vertical. I was just like him, so I do understand.
“He’s a really good lad, always helping his teammates. He’s been a great buy, though he’s often tired by the time he gets to the goal. He’s still young and can improve.”