Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli insists that manager Antonio Conte isn’t feeling the pressure of being the club’s manager, the Mirror reports.
Vialli was a player and manager at the Blues between 1996 and 2000. Meaning that the Italian knows all the pressures that come with being the Chelsea manager.
As we all know, the manager’s job at Chelsea comes with high expectations. However, Vialli believes Conte’s experience of managing in Italy has helped him deal with these expectations.
Vialli is quoted by the Mirror saying:
“I think that when you have been in a manager in Italy, you can cope with this sort of situation that’s thrown at you in the Premiership.”
The back to back defeats against City and Crystal Palace has put Conte under pressure. Along with dropping points to Roma in the Champions League after throwing away a 2-0 lead.
The 4-2 win against Watford on Saturday has steadied the ship for the time being. Even though it was another concerning performance by the team.
These next games are crucial to Conte keeping his job and challenging for silverware later in the campaign.