Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday night, and there were reports of a tunnel bust-up among members of both backroom teams after Wednesday’s 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.
It is believed the fracas started after City masseur Mark Sertori reacted when he heard someone chant ‘We opened your a***’ in the aftermath of the game.
Conte reacted to the bust-up, saying: “The respect is always important. I think this is the most important thing in football.
“I think there is a winner and there is a loser. And both must accept the final result and show respect.”
“I didn’t see anything because I was in the changing room, to stay with my players.
“I didn’t see.
“It’s not important what happened in the tunnel.
“The most important thing is what happened on the pitch.
“I think a lot of people enjoyed this game, Chelsea against City, this is the most important thing for us.”
While Guardiola admitted it was nothing.
“The tunnel at Chelsea is so tight,” said the City manager. “Come on, it was nothing.
“We congratulate Chelsea for the victory – we are so polite in our defeats.
“And especially, we are so polite when we win – especially that.”
Guardiola then winked after saying that.