Sport 'I said I stop' - Conte ends war of words with Mourinho

22:08  13 january  2018
22:08  13 january  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Conte: Jose feud is personal

  Conte: Jose feud is personal Antonio Conte has insisted his feud with Jose Mourinho is personal and that nobody should intervene. The Chelsea boss has vowed "I won't forget" Mourinho's criticism, after the Manchester United manager hit out at Conte over match-fixing.Conte branded Mourinho a "little man" after Chelsea's goalless FA Cup third round draw at Norwich on Saturday, and has now stood by those comments.The former Juventus boss insisted he has no regrets over hitting back at Mourinho, but moved to shut down any further discussion of the two managers' falling out.

Jose Mourinho wants an end to his feud with Antonio Conte despite feeling "contempt", comments the Chelsea boss concurs with.

Jose Mourinho wants an end to his feud with Antonio Conte despite feeling "contempt", comments the Chelsea boss concurs with.

AntonioConte - cropped: Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte © Provided by Goal Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte is unconcerned by Jose Mourinho stating he has "contempt" for the Chelsea head coach, seemingly bringing an end to their war of words.

The duo have traded barbs over recent weeks, with Conte claiming Mourinho was suffering from amnesia after the Manchester United boss branded some of his contemporaries – without naming any individuals – "clowns" for their antics on the touchline.

Unimpressed, the Portuguese responded with a dig relating to the four-month ban the Italian served for failing to report alleged match fixing – which he was later acquitted of – while at Siena in 2011. The Chelsea boss retaliated by referring to his counterpart as a "little man".

Mourinho losing his memory, claims Conte

  Mourinho losing his memory, claims Conte Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be suffering from amnesia, according to his Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte suggested Jose Mourinho could be suffering from amnesia after the Manchester United boss launched a barb at the Italian over his touchline behaviour.

The result represented the first time Chelsea have drawn three straight matches 0-0 in their history, and Conte blamed fatigue rather than singling out the misfiring Morata. I think a lot of our players were tired," the Italian said . "In the first half Leicester ran more than us, they played better than us, but we

Jose Mourinho (right) ends his war of words with Antonio Conte (left) by expressing contempt.PHOTO: AFP. Man United manager continues war of words with Chelsea boss; says Sanchez is 'phenomenal'. Jan 13, 2018 08:52 am.

On Friday, Mourinho said he wanted an end to the story despite still harbouring ill-feeling towards Conte, who appears content to close the chapter.

Asked about the United manager's latest comments, Conte said: "I said I stop. It is the same for me. I do not know if he said this for me. I am not worried, I sleep very well."

Conte was speaking following Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Leicester City on Saturday, the first time in the club's history they have been involved in three successive goalless matches.

The 48-year-old made just two changes from the EFL Cup semi-final draw with Arsenal on Wednesday and switched from his 3-5-2 to a 3-4-3 during the second half, but he refused to blame a lack of rotation or his system for the result against the Foxes.

Conte unconcerned by Mourinho's 'contempt' comment

  Conte unconcerned by Mourinho's 'contempt' comment Jose Mourinho wants an end to his feud with Antonio Conte despite feeling "contempt", comments the Chelsea boss concurs with.Antonio Conte is unconcerned by Jose Mourinho stating he has "contempt" for the Chelsea head coach, seemingly bringing an end to their war of words.

Conte found the statement hypocritical given Mourinho ’s past reputation: “The only way I want to end the story is yes I made mistakes in the past on the touchline and yes I will make less but I ’ll still make a few,” Mourinho said Friday after United defeated Derby County 2-0 in the FA Cup, per

The first meeting between Mourinho and Conte ended in embarrassment for the former as Chelsea won 4-0. The Italian’s touchline antics appeared to irk the Portuguese as he said something in Conte ’s ear after the final whistle.

"My plan was to play with one team in the FA Cup, and then these two games with almost the same players. But I think I saw a lot of players very tired," Conte said.

"Against Norwich I made nine changes. Against Arsenal maybe 10 changes. I thought that two games, after two and a half days, for the same players was normal to recover. But we have to consider that, in this period, to face all competitions is not simple.

"The first thing I have to find is the right balance. At the same time, against Norwich we played 3-4-3 with Pedro, Willian and [Michy] Batshuayi, but we didn't score. It was the same.

"This is not a problem with the system. In both systems we are conceding less but, with both systems, we are scoring less than last season. We have to try to improve on this aspect."

Conte: No transfer talk with Man Utd and City target Alexis .
The Arsenal forward's next move remains the subject of huge debate and the man in charge at Stamford Bridge says his future will be "in a great club"Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reiterated his "great admiration" for Alexis Sanchez, but said he was not attempting to lure the Arsenal forward to Stamford Bridge when the two were pictured in conversation earlier this week.

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