There has been this philosophy that happy players tend to play better on the pitch, but Chelsea manager Antonio Conte doesn’t buy that school of thought as he has insisted that creating a successful side far outweighs the needs of individual players.
The Italian admitted that all his previous coaches had taught him more important virtues like honesty and loyalty which far outweighs the happiness of a player.
The Chelsea boss told the media: “Every manager I had in my career when I was a player, the first thing they taught me was that it’s not important to make players happy.
“The most important things are to win, to be honest and loyalty. If you are this way, nobody can say anything to you.
“Maybe in the first moment someone can be angry but after they reflect they realise you are honest and every choice is for the team. Not because you have more sympathy for one player. I learnt that from [Marcello] Lippi, [Giovanni] Trapattoni, [Arrigo] Sacchi, many coaches I had in my past.”