Alonso also paid tribute to to Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
He told Marca: “I’m a lucky player. I’ve been coached by (Vincenzo) Montella, then Paulo Sousa and now with Conte, who works phenomenally and is a great coach.
“I’ve had teammates like Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa who I’ve learned a lot from. Conte is a tough coach, who likes to work on both the physical and tactical aspect of play.
“When you train, you suffer, but you thank him on the field. Last season, we were champions so I don’t think anyone complained about how much we ran.”