Antonio Conte has sung Cesar Azpilicueta’s praises following Chelsea’s 6-0 victory over Qarabag, report Football London.
We are all well accustomed to Azpilicueta’s quiet brilliance. He is one of the most dependable players in the Premier League, and has established himself as one of the most accomplished defenders on the planet during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Azpilicueta put in a characteristically excellent performance on Tuesday night, keeping a clean sheet and scoring his first goal of the season in Chelsea’s opening game of the Champions League group stage.
Conte knows just how talented Azpilicueta is better than most, having studied him during training for over a year. He has been speaking to the press about the Spain international, and has branded him one of the best players on the planet in his position. Football London quote Conte, who says:
“Last season Azpi was one of the most important players for us. I think in this position, as a centre back he is one of the best of the world. I think this about him. He is very good with the ball and without it.”
Conte went on to describe working with Azpilicueta as a ‘dream’, as Football London report:
“He is a fantastic guy, he is always positive. In the training session he works in a fantastic way. Azpi is a fantastic player, for a coach to have him is a dream.”