Chelsea boss Conte: This will be my most difficult season

ShareClose Comments
The Italian has hinted that there is more pressure this time around for his side, but says he thrives in such situations

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed that he thinks the forthcoming campaign will be the “most difficult” of his career.

Get odds on the Community Shield

The Blues go into the new season reigning Premier League champions, and the Italian believes that this will only increase the expectation level of him and his team.

“For me, it will be the most difficult season of my career,” he said. “I’m sure about that. 

“I haven’t a lot of time to explain a lot of these reasons. But I’m sure about this. I have this perception and I hope I’ve made a mistake.

“In England, the pressure is high and you have to live with that pressure. In England, the league is strong, the strongest in the world.

“You have six teams ready to fight and to win the title. But only one team can win. It won’t be easy. But we are trying to do this.”

Pressure, meanwhile, is something the Italian needs to feel at his most competitive.

Article continues below

Neymar: Don't compare me to Figo!

“If I don’t feel the pressure, then I put myself under pressure,” he said. “That’s my life. The pressure helps me to give the best, 120 per cent.”

Chelsea’s competitive campaign begins with a Community Shield meeting with Arsenal on Sunday.

Next article:
Leicester City pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Premier League schedule
Next article:
Chelsea pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Premier League schedule
Next article:
Juventus pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Serie A schedule
Next article:
Arsenal pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Premier League schedule
Next article:
Barcelona pre-season 2018-19: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete La Liga schedule
Close

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept