Chelsea manager Antonio Conte may be under fire at the moment but definitely has a few admirers around and Giorgio Chiellini is one of them.
The Italian defender having worded under Conte for three seasons at Juventus was part of the squad that won several titles between 2010-2013 and also part of the conquering Italy side for the two years Conte was head coach.
Conte has won the Premier League title in his first season at Chelsea, but in the second, his regime looks gone and lost.
He has overseen a Chelsea side not capable of fighting Manchester City for the title and also gone out of the Carabao Cup and in danger of losing out to Barcelona in the round of 16 tie in the Champions League.
His latest defeat to Watford on Monday, signaled the end of the Italian manager, but he lives on as Chelsea coach, albeit under intense pressure.
With several of Chelsea players suffering severe hamstring injuries recently and missing crucial games, Chiellini reveals what’s its like playing under Conte.
“Italian passion. It is not only in the match with Conte. It is all day, every training session. He is like a police sergeant. We felt something very special in his atmosphere, for three years with him at Juventus and two years in the national team.
When you finish training, you are dead. Not tired — dead. You can do it only because you believe in what he does. We had 40 days in France and it was like entering another world. You are 100% with him. He creates an atmosphere, everyone gives energy to each other. For sure he is one of the very best.”
Antonio Conte, Daily Mail