Antonio Conte insists he is not afraid of challenges: ‘Having a 1 per cent chance to win is enough for me.’
“I’ve never been afraid of challenges,” Conte told Sportweek as quoted by Calciomercato.com.
“Having a 1 per cent chance to win is enough for me. I’ve never taken charge of teams that had won the year before. I have always rebuilt during my career.
“Juventus had finished seventh, Chelsea tenth, Inter fourth. I know it will take some patience this time. In Milan, I finished the job, it’s never easy to take over while the season is ongoing.”
Conte won domestic titles with all three clubs. He became champion of Italy and England in his first season at Juventus and Chelsea and took two seasons to win the Scudetto at Inter.
He had held talks with Spurs after the end of his contract with the Nerazzurri, but initially turned down the chance to return to the Premier League. However, he changed his mind a few months later.
“Levy proved that he wanted me at all costs. I saw a vision in his words and in his investments,” Conte explained.
“I thought that if we are able to match what he does off the pitch, with what I do on the pitch, we can develop and compete with the biggest English clubs. We need to fill the gap between investments and sporting results.”
Conte lost his first game in charge of Tottenham yesterday, suffering a 2-1 win away at Mura in the Conference League.
However, Spurs collected four points in Conte’s first two Premier League games in charge of the North Londoners.
They travel to Burnley in the next Premier League match on Sunday.
— calciomercato.com (@cmdotcom) November 26, 2021