Conte spoke to Premium Sport before yesterday’s FA Cup final defeat.
“The days immediately following our Premier League victory were beautiful because it’s only fair to enjoy such the victory after a year.
“But at the same time, we wanted to keep the tension high because the season isn’t over yet and we want to finish it in the best way.
“When you’re at a big team, you must breathe the right air, have a winning mentality and always play to win.
“I just want to do the best I can with my team. I always thought about the club and not myself.
“The important thing is to work well and improve the club you work for. After that, if you win, better still.
“Champions League? In football you can’t just get up one day and win it.
“I did it for the first time with Juventus after winning my first Scudetto and we were eliminated by Bayern, who then won the competition.
“In the following year, we went out to Galatasaray in the group stage and got to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
“I had the pleasure of coaching in the Champions League for two years, but these are competitions in which you have to have an important foundation.
“Winning isn’t easy, in order to win [the CL], you must follow a path that only a few know about.”