Antonio Conte Reveals He’s Been Shouting A Lot At Chelsea – New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed he’s had to do a lot of shouting at the club.
“I need these for my throat – I’m shouting too much,” he said about his sore throat medication, Borocillina. My voice is important – to call and talk to the players. During games, it can be very difficult for my throat.”
“But it is important for me to make them understand me. Especially when starting new work together. When I started coaching I sometimes used a megaphone.”
Conte has been working very hard with the team in the pre-season, admitting that the club needed to improve.
“After the training session, video analysis. You can see the good and the bad, show players how to improve. Not because I want to find blame. Sometimes 20 or 30 minutes of video is more important than three training sessions.”
Conte also spoke about iconic manager Giovanni Trapattoni, who he played under and described as a fantastic man.
“He has been very important for me. When I arrived at Juventus I was only 21 – you find yourself close to players who were your idols, like Stefano Tacconi, Toto Schillaci, Roberto Baggio. I was afraid. But in those moments Trapattoni was a father for me.
“In the end I had 13 years at Juventus. I was captain, winning a lot and losing a lot. Four Champions League finals – one win and three lost. Europa League – one won and one lost. The Italian Cup, one won and two lost.
“When you lose, you learn a lot about yourself. That experience is important. I know what players are thinking.”