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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed this week that spending big doesn’t necessarily guarantee success after both Manchester clubs outspent Chelsea last summer.

“I think this season it’s very important to understand that it’s not always about who spends more money who wins,” Conte said.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has responded to Conte’s claims by insisting he has won trophies in the past without spending big.

“I played with Barcelona and won the Champions League with eight guys growing from the academy,” Guardiola said.

“Zero cost to win the Champions League! That’s happened.

“But all the clubs are going to spend a lot of money and you cannot forget all the players that Chelsea have that cost a lot of money.

“People think that just City spend money, but all the clubs around the world, in Spain, Germany, England and Italy, they spend a lot of money.

“This summer it is going to happen again.”

I think Antonio Conte was right when he said spending heavily doesn’t necessarily guarantee success. That’s a fact. We have also spent heavily in the past without winning trophies.

This season everyone tipped Manchester United and Manchester City to win the trophies because they spent more money that Chelsea but it hasn’t really worked out that way.

Conte never criticized spending big and but he just said it doesn’t guarantee success.

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