Prior to his coming to Chelsea, Antonio has never played or managed outside of his native Italy. The Italian has been in Italy all through his career, and his grasp of the English language isn’t yet high, but we can all see that he has improved tremendously.
However, the Chelsea boss has admitted that his inability to speak English fluently hinders him in motivating his players as he would have liked if he’s speaking Italian.
He said: “In Italy it’s easier for me to find the right words to motivate my players. I am studying English but I’m not at a great level to give great motivational talks. But I try. I push sometimes with words, sometimes with my hands. Numbers now … six wins. Six wins. There is a long way to go.”