Chelsea and Manchester United are facing each other tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, both teams need the points but for very different reasons, and as far as Antonio Conte is concerned, the visitors are still very much alive in the race for a top-four finish.
I think Manchester United have the possibility to arrive in the table in the first four places. I’m sure United’s players know this situation. They want to fight to arrive in this position
the Chelsea manager said in a Press conference, before answering a question about whether or not he expects United to give priority to the return leg of their Europa League quarterfinal against Anderlecht.
It’s not right to be concentrated only on one target if you have the possibility with two, to reach the Champions League
Conte said, expecting United boss Jose Mourinho to field his best possible eleven, and to fully go after all three points in tomorrow’s game.
The Italian manager also talked about how things are between Mourinho and him, and he made every possible attempt to downplay what happened between them in previous games this season.
I have zero problems. It’s only a sporting competition between him and me. There is a game of football. I want to try and win with my team. He wants to try and win with his team. It’s normal to be a conflict during the game, but only a sporting conflict