Antonio Conte is keen on creating a passionate and warlike squad at Stamford Bridge next season, having officially taken over the reins at Chelsea.
The Italian led his country to the quarter final of the Euros a few weeks back, and did so quite impressively before bowing out to world champions Germany in a penalty shootout.
Now in his new role, back in charge of a club, Conte is ready to build a team that is willing to ‘fight until the end’.
The 61-year-old is known for his passionate touchline displays, and his strong character has been praised by several squad members.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, the boss noted the importance transferring his passion to the squad members.
“For me, the most important thing is to transfer our passion – me and my players and the club – to our fans,” he explained.
“The most important thing is – before to win – is to transfer our passion and the idea that this team is a team that will fight until the end.
“That this team wants to play the game and that this team wants to enjoy themselves. Usually when you have these things you can have a great result.”
Conte added that he was excited at the prospect of playing in Europe’s most exciting league, also vowing to give the club and their fans 110 per cent throughout the season.
“In this league there are many fantastic players. This is the only league where five, six, seven teams fight for the title.
“This is very interesting because you create suspense at the end to fight.
“I’m very excited to be Chelsea manager. It’s wonderful for me and I want to give 110 per cent to give them [Chelsea’s fans] the best satisfaction.”