Antonio Conte Still Maintains He’s Not on the Hot Seat

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There has certainly been a lot of talk about Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte potentially getting the sack lately. Whether that’s that’s a very realistic situation, or just gossip to sell newspapers, today’s game against fourth place Watford was indeed an important one, and Conte must keep winning in order to still have a future at the club.

Conte got it done today at Stamford Bridge, as the Blues bested the Hornets 4-2 at home. All along Conte has rubbished claims that his players are feeling angry and disappointed about the way things are going.

Had Chelsea actually lost to Watford today that would have been their third consecutive League loss– a run that ended the tenure of his predecessor Jose Mourinho; who was also coming off a league title winning season.

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Conte maintains that he is not fearing the sack from Roman Abramovich, telling reporters in his post match news conference:

“I must be honest. I feel a lot of pressure but not this type of pressure if the club decide to sack me. Honestly I don’t feel this pressure. I trust in my work. I try to keep everything for the club that I’m working for. I’m doing this for Chelsea.”

Conte expounded on this further

“The pressure is I want to win for my players and to give satisfaction for my fans. I feel this type of pressure. Our fans, they show me and my players every game a lot of passion. They show they want to push us in every game,” he said.

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“I feel this type of pressure, other pressure is not important for me. I don’t feel because this is our job. When I go to my house I am happy because I know I am putting 150 percent for my club and my players are doing the same.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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