In the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium, Sergio Aguero made a very rough lunge on David Luiz – a tackle that earned him a red card, and David Luiz is still suffering from that tackle till today.
Speaking about the incident, Antonio Conte said: “It’s not important [Luiz and Aguero] I repeat we must understand that when there is a game when someone is losing this type of situation can happen [bad fouls]. I have great respect for Aguero and he is a really good player.
“But when you play against City it’s really important to have good composure with and without the ball – you must pay great attention when you attack because they have good players to play counter attack.
“They have Sane, Sterling, Aguero and De Bruyne and Silva. We are talking about a great team with a great coach.”