Following Chelsea’s 3-2 comeback win over Southampton on Saturday, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed showing great intensity and will to fight to the end is more important than winning, drawing or losing a game.
Conte said after the game that he was angry with Chelsea’s first half performance but admitted he was pleased with Chelsea’s desire to win the game in the second half.
“For sure in every moment of the game you must think positive and that you can come back despite the score being 2-0 down,” Conte said.
“I must be honest and I was very angry with our first half because we did not show great desire, great will to fight and will to play in the right way.
“After the first half I was very disappointed but I am the coach and if the desire is not right and we cannot fight in the right way, I am the first person to take responsibility.
“In the second half we showed great character and reaction and desire to win the game. We showed the right fire in our eyes and I am pleased with the second half. It is not important to win, lose or draw, what is important is to show great intensity and will to fight to the end.”