Chelsea hero Gianluca Vialli says Antonio Conte thrives on pressure.

Conte found his first season at Chelsea easy because he was under intense pressure, claims Vialli.

Conte won the league in his debut campaign in England.

And fellow Italian Vialli reckons it’s because he thrives under the scrutiny.

“We Italians need to feel like we’re under pressure, we need to see an enemy,” he told The Guardian.

“The pressure is a combination of expectation, scrutiny and consequences. That’s why we’re so good at managing, because we grew up experiencing pressure all the time.

“When Antonio came to England I think he almost felt it was easier, but exciting at the same time.”