Roman Abramovich visited Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and rumours suggest the two don’t really get along
As GOAL reports, Antonio Conte has confirmed that he was visited by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich last Sunday, but described the meeting as “normal”.
Rumours have been circulating around, suggesting that the owner and the manager of Chelsea are not exactly on the same page, mainly because of the Blues’ transfer policy and some say this may result in the Italian head coach getting sacked.
Chelsea’s shameful defeat against AS Roma in the Champions League didn’t help the situation either, but Antonio Conte swears there was no extraordinary reason behind the owner’s visit.
“Yeah, Mr.Abramovich was in Cobham on Sunday after the Bournemouth game to watch training, to speak, but this is normal,” the manager said during the pre-game press conference against United.
“Honestly, we spoke about the Bournemouth game [last weekend], then the first game with Roma. We spoke about this,” Conte said.
The Italian said he didn’t like Chelsea’s performance against Roma in the second half.
“The most important thing is you don’t see this type of situation again. We played a really good first half and we were 2-0 down but, honestly, I was more worried after the first half at Stamford Bridge when we were winning 2-1 but didn’t have the control of the game.”
“Instead, after the first half, I was more confident in our second half. But, instead, the second half was very negative. But now it’s the past.”
The coach admitted his team are facing problems from many angles and solving them is not always easy.
“This season we are struggling. We are struggling a lot because we are facing a lot of important problems. And to solve these problems is not simple.”
The manager said he’s used to this by now, and seemed positive about Chelsea’s future.
“But I’m used, in my life, to doing this. I struggled a lot in my life, as a player and then as a coach also. My history, my story, tells you this,” Conte concluded.