Chelsea striker Diego Costa returned to goalscoring form with his brace in Chelsea’s 4-2 win against Southampton on Tuesday night.
Conte was delighted to see Costa return to goalscoring form and also revealed it was good Costa scored because it was important for his confidence.
“For strikers it’s very important to score because the goal is your life,” Conte said.
“I always said I was very pleased with his commitment and work for the team. Sometimes he was lacking in different circumstances but I was always confident about him.
“If you remember, in the Tottenham press conference I said he was saving his goals for the final part of the season. It’s important for his confidence and for us. He scored two beautiful goals where he showed good quality and good combinations between him and his team-mates.
“The crowd were great with Diego and all my players. In this part of the season everyone must understand the real importance to reach our targets. Everyone feels a bit of pressure, the players, the club and the fans who want to win after this incredible season.
“It’s important to stay together and understand this moment, to be ready to push our team in the right way. For this reason I want to say thanks to our fans because they showed great passion.”