Conte denies Vialli claims that he can't 'wait to leave'

  • Conte denies Vialli claims that he can't 'wait to leave'

Conte denies Vialli claims that he can't 'wait to leave'

"I repeat, football is not easy and a lot of people think football is easy". But Conte was quick to kick all talk of his future into row Z. This is not true and it is very hard for me this season to listen to a lot of speculation about my future. "I am very sad for this situation", he said at his weekly news conference today. "This is the only truth. The other speculation is not true".

"We played together for many years at Juventus, he was my captain, we won the Champions League together and I consider him a friend". The recent defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at home has boiled up the debate regarding his exit from the side. He knew what it meant to be one of us, a real blue-blood. This defeat was a bad defeat for us.

'We must be frustrated for this game and the final result.

"Top four? Top four?" We will try to do our best. "We must show pride, desire, will to fight until the end of the season - this must be our target now".

The Blues are set to part company with Antonio Conte this summer and it was expected that they would appoint former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.

Luis Enrique has always been linked with taking over from Antonio Conte this summer, but this week there's been claims from Spain that Chelsea have grown exhausted of the former Barcelona manager stalling them.

"It is not true", he insisted. Although he has one more year on his contract, few expect to see him in charge of Chelsea come August.

West Ham, now six points clear of the relegation zone, were ecstatic to escape with a point despite a largely limp display.

Hart, dropped earlier this season by Hammers boss David Moyes, provided a timely reminder of his talent with a superb save to deny Willian, who had been put clean through by Hazard. We are in this position because we have wasted good chances to get three points. "It was a really big win for us (against Chelsea), for the team, for the club, it gave us all a boost".

'The other teams go straight up and are willing to suffer and we have struggled a lot and in this game it sums up in a ideal way'.