Much has been said of the 3-4-3 formation and how Antonio Conte used the formation to bring out the best in his players. But the Italian has thanked his players for adapting to the formation.

After the 3-0 loss to Arsenal early in the season, Conte led the team out in a 3-4-3 system, from the start of October till the end.

Conte says: “In that period, we had a lot of big problems to solve and finding the right solution quickly was not easy.”

“It was very difficult then to think about arriving at the end of the season celebrating the title. It was very difficult but not impossible.

“You must be very good, very prepared and also you must be lucky in these circumstances. Don’t forget you must have the players to give you the availability in your ideas, your changes and everything you are thinking at that moment.

“For this reason, I was lucky to have a group of players that put themselves in my idea of football.

“At the start of the season if you asked me to sign for the Champions League, I’d sign, honestly,” Conte added.

“Then we worked so hard and I found first great men and then great players, and we were able to change our season, totally.”

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