Antonio Conte makes astonishing claim about his own abilities as pressure keeps mounting


Antonio Conte has expressed some frustration over his constant inability to land priority targets which has eventually built up pressure on him in the wake of Chelsea’s failings on the pitch this season.

The Italian manager accepts he has been a “disaster” in the transfer market. Conte has been visibly angered by the recently ended transfer dealings as he wasn’t able to secure a host of his summer and winter targets including Alex Sandro, Virgil Van Dijk and Alexis Sanchez.

However, the Premier League Champion’s manager revealed that his main priority is to improve his players but often it is tough to convince the club to get him the players he is after.

The former Juventus boss is fully aware his job is under threat and he is at brink of being kick out but could only retain his job if he drives the team back to glory with better results especially with the upcoming games where The Blues host West Brom on Monday night at Stamford Bridge.

“I think I’m a bit of a disaster [trying] to convince the club to buy the players. In this aspect I can improve a lot. I have to learn a lot from the other coaches, the other managers. I have to speak more with the managers who are very, very good to persuade their clubs to spend money and buy top players.

The transfer window is a topic that we have closed. Now the most important thing is to be focused and go straight to try to work, to try to give the best this season — for me and the players.”

Antonio Conte, Mirror