Antonio Conte has revealed that he didn’t fear for his job when Chelsea fell to a 3-0 defeat against Arsenal last year, report the Daily Mail.
The Blues face the Gunners later today with the thrashing they endured at the Emirates last term fresh in their memories. The now Premier League champions were battered and beaten by Arsene Wenger’s men, which prompted Conte to switch to a 3-4-3 system which ultimately won us the title.
Chelsea will have the Stamford Bridge crowd cheering them on on Sunday afternoon, so hopefully there will not be a repeat of one of the darkest days of the Conte era.
Despite the embarrassment Chelsea suffered last year, Conte never feared that he was at risk of losing his position as Blues boss. The Italian is quoted by the Daily Mail saying:
“Our job is this. We must be prepared to face this type of situation. We must live with this type of pressure. But I wasn’t worried because I trust in my work. I trust myself and my idea, in my methods. For sure I don’t change my mentality.”
If Conte did leave following the defeat, there is little chance we would have won the title. Thankfully Roman Abramovich opted against pulling the trigger – for once.