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Antonio Conte Urges British Press To Get Out Of Bad "Habits"

Antonio Conte Urges British Press To Get Out Of Bad "Habits"

It is no great secret that Antonio Conte's spell in charge of Chelsea may be coming to an end sooner than expected.

While the Italian has done an impressive job in charge of the London club, nobody tends to last too long under Roman Abramovich, and, although Manchester City have made Chelsea attempts at defending their Premier League crown extremely difficult, few would suggest that Conte's spell has been anything but a success.

In recent weeks, the Italian has been a little looser in revealing details of what he really thinks. Most famously, his brief but busy spat with Jose Mourinho demonstrated a side of Conte that had hitherto not been so public.

Discussing the potential unhappiness of Eden Hazard at being substituted today, Conte was equally forthright in his dismissal of such concerns:

No this is not important, I'm the coach, I decide.

It's not important if one player is happy or not happy, and only here there is this habit. You are very worried if the player is happy or not happy.

This is not important.

An important instrument of Chelsea's last two league titles won under Jose Mourinho and Conte, Hazard is another of Chelsea's high-profile figures that could be on the move this summer.

A rumoured interest of Real Madrid, the Italian manager would not appear too concerned with whether or not Hazard is experiencing full job-satisfaction:

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My task, my first target is to do the best for the player and the team, not to make every single player happy.

Otherwise, we risk to finish 20th in the table.

Conte was speaking ahead of Conte's FA Cup 3rd round replay against Norwich City tomorrow night. Last year's losing finalists drew 0-0 in the initial tie.

You can watch Conte's bullish response to this question below.

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