Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte believes it is too soon for Sir Alex Ferguson to write off Chelsea’s chances of winning the EPL.
The former Manchester United manager highlighted his club, City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham as clubs capable of winning the league.
With Chelsea’s 4-0 thumping of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge not seeming to impress Ferguson.
Conte respects Ferguson’s opinion, but believes with hard work, his men can be illimitable.
“I respect a lot what he said, but I know that we are working very well,” the former Juventus and Italy boss said.
“I think now we are now in a good way to improve a lot and to become a team that can stay (in contention) until the end to get something.
“Our ambition must be always to play to win every game. Always. It’s important. I try to transfer this to my players in every moment, in every day, every week, in every game.
“We must be ambitious. But to be ambitious you must work a lot.”
Conte was asked if Chelsea, beaten in the EFL Cup at West Ham on Wednesday, were ahead of schedule in terms of his expectation levels, almost four months into the job.
He said: “I’m very happy for the work that we are doing. And I’m sure that if we continue in this way, we can have good satisfaction for our work.
“It’s important now to be focused on the work during the training session, on the game, game by game and to try to improve in every game.
“And to be ambitious, to work for the maximum always. You can reach this (aim) or not, but it’s important to work a lot with this target.”