Bakayoko: I joined Chelsea because of Conte

Hope Soto
October 16, 2017

Conte's decision to sign an improved contract rather than an extension this summer fuelled speculation that he will not be at Chelsea in the long term, and the 48-year-old also reiterated his desire to one day return to Italy in an interview with Italian broadcaster RAI Radio 1 last month. Last season, honestly, I suffered... I have two years of my contract and I am happy to work at this club. "My daughter is going to school here in Cobham and it's important to write the truth".

"You know very well my position. If you want to do this job, to be a good coach, a great coach, you must sacrifice your life and sometimes I hate this".

"You know very well the importance of Kante in our team".

Conte explained that he felt as though as a result of the number of teams vying for the league title, the competition is more fierce, therefore making the Premier League the most intense in the world.

"His mind must be focused on the pitch, not on social media".

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Meanwhile, Conte played down the chances of Andrea Pirlo joining the Chelsea coaching staff following his retirement from playing at the end of the MLS season.

If Milan don't experience a good level of success this season, which presumably means qualifying for the Champions League at the very least, Montella's position may not be as tenable as it now is. "He has to continue to work in this way and for sure the opportunity will come".

When asked if he would stay beyond the next two years, Conte said: 'Every coach when they start their work with a club for sure they hope to stay for a long time and to try to build something important for the club.

"I miss it, that's beyond doubt", Conte was quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

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