READ WHY CHELSEA MANAGER, CONTE IS SO ANIMATED ON THE TOUCHLINE
Italian manager Antonio Conte is not one to shy away from displaying his emotions on the sidelines, as has been evident from Chelsea’s first two games of the new Premier League season.
Chelsea fans were given a preview of his on-field exuberance at the European Championships in France in the summer, and the former Juventus coach has carried on in the same vein since joining the Blues. After leading the Blues to yet another dramatic 2-1 win — this time over Watford — on Saturday, Conte explained why he was so animated on the touchline.
“Usually when my team play, I play with them,” said the Italian, according to The Guardian. “I try in every moment to suggest the right pass or the right position and it is important because sometimes when the ball is on one side it is, for example, important to push out.
“Or when, at the end of the game, we played 4-2-4 to stay wide with two wingers. It’s not easy. But it is important to support the players and sometimes I know that they hear these things and sometimes they choose not to.”