Wednesday January 3 2018
Conte: 'Rarely get players I want'

Antonio Conte commented he has “rarely been given the players I asked for” after Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

The Italian tactician spoke to Sky Sport Italia following the Premier League stalemate, which saw several big Alvaro Morata misses.

He was asked by the Italian reporters about the January transfer window and potential additions to the squad. Has he aimed too high with his demands?

“I do not aim high with my requests, especially as in my history I’ve rarely been given the players I asked for. I always ended up at clubs who were running an austerity programme,” shrugged Conte, referring also to his departure from Juventus.

“I just try to do my work. If someone arrives, good, if they don’t, then that’s fine too. I have to continue my work, either way.”

Conte took Italy to the Euro 2016 Quarter-Finals, but Giampiero Ventura was sacked after failing to even qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Before the question on the new Coach could even be finished, Conte had interrupted.

“This is not the moment to talk about the Nazionale, otherwise it’d only cause misunderstandings and that is the last thing I want to do.”

Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianluca Di Marzio also reported this evening that Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will try again to sign Conte next season.

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