Conte had ‘horrible ideas’ after Vialli, Ventrone and Mihajlovic died


“For certain, it was one of many hardest moments of my life,” mentioned Conte.

“Gianluca Vialli, I had an vital relationship with him. I met him three weeks earlier than he died to have dinner with my spouse and I hold that second in my coronary heart. And Gian Piero. In solely six days (he died). It was actually tough to face this case, additionally the loss of life of Sinisa.

“When the sort of scenario occurs, you possibly can have horrible ideas. You concentrate on what can occur to a different individual very near you, or if it might occur to you. It was a extremely tough second, with the Tottenham gamers too when Gian Piero died. We tried to beat it, however I felt that additionally the gamers felt this horrible scenario.”

After only a few weeks, Conte was pressured to relaxation, when he required emergency surgical procedure to take away his gallbladder.

“It was an vital interval with the Champions League, the FA Cup and with the league,” he recalled.

“I most popular to return again rapidly, however then I understood it was actually quickly. It was Daniel Levy who pushed me to go house and recuperate once more. After the Milan sport, once we misplaced 1-0 in San Siro, he advised me to remain in Italy to recuperate nicely as a result of he didn’t like the way in which I appeared and Tottenham’s medical doctors didn’t need me to take the danger. The membership supported me very well.”

Conte added that his time at Tottenham will stay in his coronary heart however insisted he feels expectations to win. He additionally spoke about his two-year spell accountable for Chelsea, saying that he had opened talks to signal each Virgil Van Dijk and Romelu Lukaku in 2017.

Conte has been linked with Milan, Napoli and Roma and is predicted to return to Serie A in the summertime, greater than a yr after his Tottenham exit in March 2023.


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