Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Chelsea belongs in the Champions League and we must stay there.The former Italian manager who also described himself as a “tailor”, who will make the “best dress” for Chelsea to enable them get back into the Champions League, spoke during his first news conference according to the BBC.
Conte also confirmed that John Terry will continue as captain at Stamford Bridge after signing a new deal in May.
“Chelsea belongs in the Champions League and we must stay there,” he said.
“I know only the road to take the club back to competing and winning the title, work, work, work.
“The coach is a tailor who must make the best dress for the team. Last season in 10th was a bad season, but we must think to the present.”
Conte, who took his first training session at the club on Wednesday, said the “right spirit” was vital for Chelsea as they push to get back into the Champions League.
The former Italy national team manager also said he would call on another Italian for tips about the Premier League – Leicester City’s former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri: “He is a lovely man and I will ask him for a bit of advice.”