After two seasons at Paris St-Germain, David Luiz rejoined Chelsea in August for around £34 million.
While Chelsea fans were happy with his return, much of the English media were skeptical about his return and so many went as far as criticising the deal and prophesying doom.
Fast forward to the end of the season and Chelsea are Premier League champions, and the Brazilian was at the heart of the Blues’ defence.
Luiz has revealed that Conte played an important role by giving him confidence and believing in him from the onset.
“Conte is a great person, a great character and he’s passionate – he loves football,” the Brazilian said.
“The day I arrived here we talked together and he tried to explain his philosophy to play football.
“He said to me: ‘You are the player I want in my team and to improve my team.’ And then I said to him: ‘I’m going to work hard for you and for the team.’ And that’s it.”