CONTE: I DON’T SLEEP, AND I DON’T WANT MY PLAYERS TO SLEEP

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has urged the team not to rest on their laurels after beating Arsenal.

In the eyes of many, the win against Arsenal has sealed Chelsea’s league triumph, but Conte has told his players not to go to sleep, while revealing how he has lost a league title in similar fashion during his playing days.

The Italian said: “I don’t sleep and I don’t want my players to sleep.

“In my squad, I have a lot of players with good experience who have won a lot in their career, and they know we haven’t won the title now.

“In my career as a player, I won a lot, but I lost a lot. When you lose three Champions League finals and you win only one, you have great hunger. During my experience as a footballer I won a title with eight points more, and another time I lost in the same way.

“For this reason, I think I have a bit of experience to manage this situation and try to keep our antennas very high.”

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