In Italy, Conte earned praise for the way he encouraged the best out of previously less-heralded players such as Stephan Lichtsteiner and Andrea Barzagli at Juventus and for Italy, Emanuele Giaccherini and Eder.
Now at Chelsea he seems on a similar path with Victor Moses and new-signing Marcos Alonso, who are now churning out world-class performances. The Chelsea manager said there’s more to top management than simply getting the formation right.
“I think that a manager must improve his players,” Conte agrees. “It is important to work with the team but also one-to-one to bring out the talent of the players, to improve the weaknesses and become strengthened.
“Here at Chelsea we have a lot of talent but now we are working a lot with these players and I am pleased to see the great attitude and the great will to improve, and to play for the team because when you want to win something important, it is important to be a team.”