Juve defender: Players are ‘dead’ after Conte training sessions

Date published: Wednesday 7th February 2018 6:04 - Oli Fisher

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has lifted the lid on what it is like to be a player under current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

Widespread reports have suggested that the Blues boss is firmly on the hot seat at Stamford Bridge following his side’s 4-1 loss to Watford on Monday night.

A story in Catalan paper Sport on Wednesday suggests that Conte is deliberately trying to manufacture his exit from Chelsea by challenging the board over his future.

Further to that, Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport says he is wanted by AC Milan, Inter and the Italian national team.

Chiellini worked with Conte at both Juve and with the Italian national team, during which he won three Scudetti in a row and reached the Euro 2016 semi-final.

“It is not only in the match with Conte,” Chiellini told the Daily Mail.

“It is all day, every training session. He is like a police sergeant.

“We felt something very special in his atmosphere, for three years with him at Juventus and two years in the national team.

“When you finish training, you are dead. Not tired, dead. You can do it only because you believe in what he does. We had 40 days in France and it was like entering another world.

“You are 100 per cent with him. He creates an atmosphere, everyone gives energy to each other. For sure he is one of the very best.”


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