CONTE NOT EXPECTING ANY MIRACLE

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Antonio Conte will lead Chelsea to the FA Cup final for the second year in a row, having lost to Arsenal in last year’s final.

Should we emerge victorious, it will be Conte’s second trophy in two seasons since taking charge of the club, but Conte believes there is more to being a good manager than just picking up silverware.

Ahead of today’s fixture against Manchester United, the Chelsea boss has insisted that he isn’t expecting any miracle to happen but is depending on the hard work the team has put in.

“For sure I like to win,” he said. “I like to win trophies and to be a winner. But at the same time when you work very hard and try to give 120 per cent every day, you must be satisfied. Miracles don’t always happen, sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t.

“I think it’s right to separate the two things because otherwise if you don’t win it means you didn’t work very well. That means in France, Italy and Germany there is only one team or one manager that are working well.

“We must divide these situations and then there are people to judge your work. It doesn’t depend on if you lift a trophy or win the league.”

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