No excuses. Antonio Conte saw his team lose their second Premier League game in two and a half weeks, and he was quick to admit that in yesterday’s match at Old Trafford his side got what was right.
We lost two games. The two games were totally different. We didn’t deserve to lose against Palace, but today we deserved to lose
the Chelsea manager told reporters after last night’s 2-0 defeat to Man United, a result that maintained the gap between them and second-placed Tottenham at just four points, ‘just’, considering that not that long ago the gap was at ten points.
There are six finals between now and the end. The league is open. We have a 50 per cent probability of winning the league
the Italian manager added, using this percentage, despite the fact that his team are four points ahead of Tottenham, and have a definitely less challenging schedule until the end of the season compared to their title rivals, whom he seemed to value a lot, going that far as to call them ‘the best team at the moment’.
The FA Cup semifinal will not be easy because Tottenham now are the best team. They are in great form and they have a lot of enthusiasm because they are feeling the possibility of writing history. This is a game between two teams that are in contention to win the league this season. It will be an interesting game. We have five days to prepare for this game and then play to win
Conte said, referring to the FA Cup semifinal between Chelsea and Tottenham on Saturday, at Wembley.