I won't forget what you said - Conte tells Mourinho

Lynette Rowe
January 10, 2018

Asked if he regrets his most recent comments, Conte added: "Do I have the look of a person with regret?"

Asked if the League Managers' Association (LMA) should now step in to try to fix the damage between Conte and Mourinho, the Chelsea boss said: "I think it's not important, the association, you understand. It's a problem between me and him".

In turn, Mourinho brought up the fact that the Chelsea coach had previously served a suspension for failing to report match-fixing during his time as Siena manager in Italy's Serie B (although a court ultimately exonerated him of all charges) - and it was this jibe that seems to have proved the breaking point for his Stamford Bridge successor.

However, a 10-month ban was handed down instead, with Conte launching an appeal and seeing the sentence reduced to four months.

Asked about Mourinho's comments on Friday, Conte used the Italian phrase "demenza senile" in relation to the Portuguese, which translates as senile dementia. A little man. You don't know very well (what) is the situation.

"We know especially in an away game it's a bit more hard than a home game".

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"My expectation is to see the best team from Arsenal", Conte continued. Then when Ranieri was sacked he put on a shirt (with initials on) for Ranieri. You are fake, you are fake. When you become older there is this type of risk.

"Don't forget, in the last few games (with Arsenal) we finished the game with 10 men, when they won the FA Cup, the Community Shield".

"He knew how to press my buttons, but he also knew when to give me a cuddle, when to tell me I was the best, when to tell the press that me, Frank, Didier, Petr, Ashley were the best players in the world".

"If you want to fight a person, you try to kill the person, and then after two years you try to help this person, because maybe it's good for you, your profile".

Conte and Mourinho are due to come face-to-face on February 25 when Chelsea head to Old Trafford in the Premier League.

"I remember with Ranieri when he [Mourinho] offended him for his English", added Conte. I don't know [if he's going to Manchester City].

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