LISTEN: Antonio Conte explains what pleased him about Chelsea’s performance v Hull

1 Oct

Antonio Conte was pleased with the attitude and commitment shown by his players as Chelsea overcame a resilient Hull side, the Italian told talkSPORT.

Willian and Diego Costa struck almost identical goals in the second half to claim all three points for the Blues which moved them up to sixth, and ended their run of two successive defeats.

It was a well-earned win for the West London side, who showed strong character to keep fighting for victory despite struggling in the opening period.

And having seen his players completely outplayed by Arsenal last weekend, Conte has admitted he hopes this performance is the template by which all future Chelsea performances are based.

Speaking in the wake of the game, the Italian said: “It was very important to come back to winning after two bad defeats. This is the way we must follow.

“It’s not easy when you lose two games to work and restart, but today I’m pleased because I saw the right attitude and the right commitment from the players.

“We worked very hard and I think we must continue to find the new solution to improve this team.”

Costa’s strike took him to six in seven games this season, but Conte insists it is the Spaniard’s desire to work for the team which is his most important trait.

The former Juventus and Italy boss added: “It is fantastic for us that he has now got six goals but I think that Diego has the opportunity to score in every game.

“It’s important for him not only to score but he is working for the team and for me at the moment this is the most important thing.”


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