Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made his first ‘enemy’ in his short time so far in the Premier League and the Italian has called it a “sporting conflict” between himself and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ahead of their meeting on Sunday in the Premier League.
Per Nizaar Kinsella of Goal, Conte said:
Conte more on Jose: "It is normal for there to be a conflict during the game but it is only a sporting conflict." #CFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) April 14, 2017
Per Liam Twomey of ESPN, Conte said he had no problem with Mourinho’s comments after their previous meeting:
Conte on reaction to Mourinho's 'Judas is No1' quote: "Nothing. He won a lot with this team & the club showed great respect for his past"
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) April 14, 2017