Antonio Conte the Chelsea’s boss admitted that Tottenham Hotspurs are better team in the Premier League at the moment. And he also admitted that Chelsea is having only 50% chance of winning the title this season.
Antonio Conte completely took the blame and said the fault is mine for the defeat against Manchester United. Before with the Manchester United match the gap between Spurs and league leaders Chelsea was 7 but after a defeat from Red Devils reduced it to 4, which is quite alarming for Blues and there is a pressure building up.
What’s lacking in the squad despite having 13 point lead on 18 March? Clearly it’s the lack of motivation and players are not focused enough to win the game. And their manager is also admitting it and taking the blame.
Antonio said that United displayed more desire, more motivation and more ambitious than the league leaders.
Wonder Kid Marcus Rashford opened up the score line for united. Jose plan this and told in earlier press conferences that he have found a very impressive way to tackle the Chelsea due [Hazard, Pedro]. The man marking worked for Jose this time when Herrera completely outclassed Hazard.
Jose insisted that his team would have been playing semifinal if Herrera was not sent off during a defeat to Chelsea in FA cup at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea suffered their second defeat in their last four games which is quite alarming for the Blues as the league is almost ending with 6 match remaining and these 6 matches are 6 finals for the Blues. One another slip up then the gap between top two will be reduced to 1 point.
As Conte said in his post-match interview that these two defeats were totally different. We don’t deserve to lose against Crystal Palace but we truly deserve to lose against united. We didn’t play good football and United deserved to win. We have to think there are six finals from now until the end of the season. The league is open and we have 50% chance to win the title. It will be good to finish on top of the table and, if so, it means we deserve this. Otherwise we must clap another team.”
Clearly we see Conte was not very much motivated and showed enthusiasm in the match as we all see throughout the season, yelling at the players, giving instructions and showing full energy that was not there. That was missing in the match.
The united manager Mourinho said if we didn’t win against Manchester City and Liverpool then it’s a bye bye to champion’s league. “If you beat the leaders [Chelsea] it is obviously a good feeling” He added.
But still Jose thinks that Chelsea will win the league. Chelsea is in a position where everybody wants to be, it is better to be in Chelsea’s position than Spurs position that is for sure.