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If he is speaking about me, I think he has to think about his team and start looking at himself, not others. I think that, a lot of times, Mourinho [likes to concentrate on] what is happening at Chelsea. A lot of times, also last season. [He has] to think about his team.feedback
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Oct 19 2017
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Oct 17 2017

We have players that are not used to playing three in a row. Kante and Moses... [it's their] first time to play three games in a row, Morata the first time regularly, Alonso is the same.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Sometimes you have to take a risk, like [against] Manchester City [when] Morata got injured, but if I didn't start him you'd tell me I'm crazy. Sometimes the players need to rest.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Champions League

It's a good time to play again, above all after two defeats. To play tomorrow is very important, but you know the Champions League is a very tough tournament, and Roma are a great team. They're doing very well in the Italian league, so we have to pay great attention. They are well organised and have a lot of great players.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Honestly I think we have to go game by game. We are only in October and not in March. Now it's impossible to take a decision like that. But the situation is difficult. We have to play every three days, and it's not simple. Also because, in this moment, we are 'thin' and we have to play always the same players. Honestly, there is this type of risk to have other injuries. I hope not. But the best way, now, for us is to go game by game, and then to decide every game which is the best formation, and sometimes to take risks or not about our players.feedback

Oct 17 2017

No, honestly, I could have taken a risk on Saturday and forced him to play against Crystal Palace, but I'm not so stupid. The situation is very difficult. You have to make the best decision and, for sure, against Roma I'm not taking a risk if I decide Morata can play. He has been training with us and is in contention.feedback

Oct 16 2017

A great will to fight. For sure, we have to find the strength to overcome this moment because everyone can see our situation.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I didn't see this [Batshuayi's reaction to being substituted] but it is normal to be angry after a bad performance. But today, every player had a bad performance.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I know my players, I know my squad very well, between last season and this season. I think, above all, for the players that I am working with from last season, I know them very well, but I think that I have players with a great will to work.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I think that we must be unhappy because after a defeat, our mood must be unhappy, for sure. Above all, if the defeat is not one but two in a row. For sure, this is not a positive moment for many reasons. We are playing without important players and every game we are having a new injury.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Today, Moses's injury is another big loss for us. This season will be very difficult for us, for this reason, we have to put 150%, because 100% won't be enough. I think that every season is different. Last season was the past, now it is the present with this squad of different players.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Today, our performance was bad. I trust in every one of my players. I try to give everyone the opportunity to take their chances but also because we have only [two strikers] Morata and then Batshuayi.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I think it is very important to look at yourself but you know very well the propensity of the other teams [like Man City] but it is important for us to look at ourselves. This season will be difficult but we have to understand that this season we have to try to build something important for the future.feedback

Oct 15 2017 - Champions League

For this reason, I think if you compare last season without the Europa League or Champions League... this season you are facing four competitions. We are having a bit of a problem to do this. When you have three or four injuries then you are in trouble.feedback

Oct 15 2017

To lose three or four players, it's a big problem for us. But, despite this, we have to find the will to fight. I think this season will be very difficult and, for this reason, we have to put 150 per cent in.feedback

Oct 15 2017

You know very well that the balance is very important if you want to win. The balance is very important. For sure, today, our balance was poor. Yes.feedback

Oct 15 2017

We want to try and be competitive in all competitions, but it won't be easy. I think the situation is very clear and everyone can see that situation. I repeat, my job is to be focused on my work with my players, and to try and do our best. For sure it's not an easy moment for us. But I think that, in this moment, it's important to find a solution. Don't look for excuses.feedback

Oct 15 2017

To lose a player like Kante is not simple because he's able to cover a lot of the pitch. But, for sure, I have to think also to take into consideration a solution.feedback

Oct 15 2017

We mustn't be happy. This season will be very difficult for us. For this reason we have to put 150% in; 100% won't be enough. I have players with a great will to work and fight. For sure we have to find the strength to overcome this moment. Everyone can see our situation.feedback

Oct 14 2017

It's not enough to put 100 per cent in like last season. I think this season, me first, the staff and the players have to put in 150 per cent because the season will be very difficult.feedback

Oct 14 2017

When you start a game without Morata and without Kante, it's not simple.feedback

Oct 14 2017 - Champions League

I think if you compare Michy with last season he has improved a lot and he understood this league because it is not simple. He understood our style of football but he is another young player and he is working very hard to improve. This season he is finding many opportunities to play in the Champions League, in the league, to come on during the game, and to start the game. If you remember last season he had few opportunities to play but this season he is playing a lot and the most important thing is to show he is improving.feedback

Oct 14 2017

I have two years left on my contract with Chelsea and I am happy to work for this club, with my players, I like to work with them.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Injuries can happen during the international break but also in games in the league. [Alvaro] Morata [was injured] against Manchester City and Kante was with the national team. This can happen.feedback

Oct 13 2017

You have to hope to always have your players in good condition but sometimes you must be prepared if there are injuries.feedback

Oct 13 2017

This is a big loss for us. We know very well the importance of Kante in our team and we don't have another player with the same characteristics. We only have Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas [in midfield] and we have to approach seven games in one month. We have to find different solutions and adapt some defenders into midfield or give young players opportunities, like [Ethan] Ampadu or [Kyle] Scott. The previous scan [showed he would be out] maybe around 20-25 days. You must pay great attention to understand the situation to see if this [second] scan is better than before.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I hope to have Morata back very soon, hopefully for the next game against Roma [on Wednesday]. Danny Drinkwater is progressing well and we must have patience with him.feedback

Oct 13 2017

For me to have my family with me is very important. Last season, honestly, I suffered a lot because when you arrive in a new country and you are alone and know that your family don't stay here, it is not simple.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Also don't forget as a striker I can utilise Hazard. Last season we played two games with Hazard as a No.9, alongside Willian and Pedro. If I see a game where this is the solution I am ready to do that again but Michy is deserving to have opportunities to show he can play.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I know that Andrea has decided to retire and finish his career. I can talk about him in the best way but at this moment he doesn't know his future, or what he wants to do when he finishes.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I spoke with him. I think Charly understood his mistake and he has to continue to work hard to improve himself, his physicality and his tactical understanding, but he's working well. His mind must be focused on the pitch and not social media. I told him this and my task is to help him to always find the right way, not the wrong way.feedback

Oct 13 2017

Social media is not the most important thing for his career.feedback

Oct 03 2017

It's normal when you play three massive games in only seven days, you must consider this aspect. We needed to take this risk because Morata for us is an important player.feedback

Oct 02 2017

I see the commitment every day, but for sure to defend the title is very difficult. It is very difficult for every team in this league. To defend – it is very difficult to win two titles in a row.feedback

Oct 02 2017

We have to try to do our best in every game with great ambition, because we must always have the right ambition. But at the same time sometimes you have to compliment your opponent. You must be honest and accept the result.feedback

Oct 02 2017

And now after I think a great transfer market, they have improved a lot. It's not simple to play this League.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Manchester United

We won the title with Juventus and I was expecting a really strong challenge from AC Milan, but instead they sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris St Germain, so they became weaker.feedback

Oct 02 2017 - Manchester United

But, instead, they sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain, so they became weaker. It wasn't simple second time, but it was easier. Here, from last season to this, you have big teams becoming bigger.feedback

Oct 01 2017

To play three games in seven days is not simple, above all for our wings-backs. Moses played two whole games against Stoke and Atletico. Marcos Alonso played one-and-a-half games, because against Stoke I changed him. Then you have to try to not put your players in difficulty and not to risk this type of player, because Moses for us is an important player, and to play three games in only seven days, it means that you risk.feedback

Oct 01 2017

With Morata it was the same, but I made the decision to risk Morata in this game, because imagine if I decided to put Morata on the bench?feedback

Oct 01 2017

But for sure we are talking about a top player. He's a really good player, a complete player. He's good technically, fast.feedback

Sep 30 2017

He said to me, Coach, I prefer to stop myself otherwise I risk a bad injury. I don't know.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I think you have to consider that in seven games we played with Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and also Everton.feedback

Sep 30 2017

It's right to compliment our opponent. This is football. We have to accept the result, above all because we know that we gave everything.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Yeah but Eden, in every game, he finds a way to be decisive during a game. To score or to make an assist for a team-mate. I love this. I love this from him. I ask this of him because one player with his talent, it's important as a coach to ask him to be decisive every game.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I think this is very important this season. This season is very important for Eden. Now I'm pleased because, after a bad injury, now he's fit. He's in good form. His season is starting. I think this season has started for him with a big game against Atletico Madrid, and now he has to show this season that he deserves to stay at the top with the best.feedback

Sep 30 2017

These are club issues, not my issues.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Champions League

Usually during the season you have ups and downs, but last season was impressive for his continuity. This season he must show again this. Also in the Champions League, not only the Premier League and FA Cup. In every game he plays, we must see that.feedback

Sep 30 2017

If people are saying we can't do it now, forget about it. We'll never reach what we want as a club in the next five or six years.feedback

Sep 30 2017

If we start to complain we'll never reach the step we want to get to. I prefer to play with men who are strong.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I would like to play with Sergio because we are strong with him, but he's not there. No complaints. The big clubs do it - they overcome the difficult situations.feedback

Sep 30 2017

He's always in the right position to press to win the ball and also to score goals. We are seeing the best moments of Pedro. This is the Pedro who played this type of football when he was at Barcelona.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Yes, he's fully fit [Morata] and in contention for tomorrow. For tomorrow, only Drinkwater is not available. The others are in contention for tomorrow's game.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I am very proud to be the coach of these players.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I think when you play against Manchester City, for sure, usually they dominate the ball.feedback

Sep 30 2017 - Manchester United

We played against a really good team. We created chances but didn't take them and in this type of game it's very important to score first. Great compliments to Manchester City.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Champions League

I think that, sometimes, Eden is... If he scores one goal, he's happy and then, if there is another situation, he prefers to make an assist rather than scoring twice. I see, for Ronaldo, that if he scores once he wants two, three, four. It's the same for Messi. Yes, he can improve.feedback

Sep 29 2017 - Champions League

If God gives you this talent, you must exploit this talent. My task is sometimes to try and push him to be decisive in every moment, in every game, and also that the team-mates wait for this. I think he has a style to improve [his hunger in front of goal] in this specific situation.feedback

Sep 29 2017

But I think that, during the games, when you create – for example, at Atletico, he was important because he put the ball in for Alvaro to score our goal. It's very important that he is important in every game for us, to make chances, to score or to provide assists for our players.feedback

Sep 28 2017

Eden's performance was amazing. It was the first big game for him after the bad injury and his answer was fantastic, positive.feedback

Sep 27 2017 - Champions League

There are very strong teams in this competition. Atletico are one of them and we are starting to build something important.feedback

Sep 27 2017 - London

I think in this case we are a little bit penalised – don't forget, Manchester City played yesterday at home. We played tonight, away. For sure, we will return to London at around 4am. To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right. I always repeat to my players that it doesn't change whether you play at home or away. You have to play with the same personality and desire to play football, and also to try to deserve to win. There are very strong teams in this competition. Atletico are one of them and we are starting to build something important.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Honestly, I'm very surprised to see that this game we have to play on Saturday, not on Sunday. I don't understand why. We want to be ready, and we have to face this game. As you know, very well, Manchester City are a really strong team. They are winning, scoring a lot of goals and are in a good moment of form.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I need to speak to my players to understand very well their physical condition. In this type of game you lose a lot of physical and mental energy. For this reason, I want to speak with everyone and then make the best decision.feedback

Sep 27 2017

We have to try to rest and prepare for this game because this game is very important in the league. Before taking this decision, I think someone must analyse very well the situation.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I want to wait. Don't forget, Saturday is a big game. To play a big game is better because the concentration, we can keep that concentration very high. As you know very well, Manchester City are a very good team, one of the best in the league. But I want to wait and check tomorrow and then Friday, one day before the game. Maybe I'll wait until the end, one or two hours before we play.feedback

Sep 27 2017 - London

We don't have a lot of time because the game is on Saturday against Manchester City. Honestly, I think, in this case we are a bit penalised and I think it's very important before taking a decision like this to analyse the different situations of the teams. Don't forget, Manchester City played yesterday (Tuesday) at home. We played tonight, away. For sure, we will return to London around 4am. To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right. Above all because, now, it's an international break. There aren't other fixtures.feedback

Sep 27 2017

His answer was fantastic and positive. He had a great link with Alvaro Morata and I am happy for Michy Batshuayi.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Now, for us, it's important to rest and try and recover very well but we don't have a lot of time.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Champions League

In the last few years in these competitions Spanish teams have dominated Europe, also in the Europa League. It means they are very strong, they have a lot of experience in these competitions. Atletico are a really good team with great experience. They always play a great competition and to reach the finals of the Champions League is not simple, it means you are strong and able to have a good tournament.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Champions League

It's important to play this type of game against one of the best teams in the Champions League to understand where we are. I don't like to speak about myself. It is an important competition for all.feedback

Sep 26 2017

This is the truth and I think we have to change the history, it has been like this for the last few years.feedback

Sep 26 2017

Yes, as I said before, I have no problem with Diego Costa. I said that we wish, for him, the best for the future. We want to thank him for the last season. But, I repeat, I have no problem with him.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I have nostalgia for Italy. I did not have it in my head to stay abroad for so long. Once I have had some more nice experiences I will return to Italy, for sure. I don't know when, but the goal is to do that.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I have the will to finish a project, and then look for the right continuation of that.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Foreseeing the future is always difficult. Ours is the most precarious work as you are in one place today and tomorrow you are in another.feedback

Sep 25 2017

The English experience has greatly enriched me, and I'd like to carry on as manager in the future.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Yes, I think Eden is improving a lot. For sure, he is in contention for the game against Atletico Madrid. You know that after a bad injury, after surgery, you need time. I think that he is showing that he is almost ready to play [in these types of games].feedback

Sep 25 2017

This league is not easy, especially for the striker. During the game there's a lot of contact, you must be prepared for this type of contact. Also the referee don't waste time a lot. I think it is good for the game. He adapted very well to this league, now he needs to continue to work because he has only just started down this path.feedback

Sep 25 2017

They arrived in the final twice and then last season they were beaten by Real Madrid. We have to prepare very well for this type of game. For sure, it will be a really tough game for us but we must be excited because last season we didn't play in this competition.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I think that today it was a really tough game and, for sure, on Wednesday it will be another tough game. I hope to see the same performance from him and the team.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Now we are playing in it. We will try our best. The players are fit and it is important to rest and recover for the game on Wednesday. Don't forget we have to play another tough game against Manchester City on Saturday.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I think this is very important for Chelsea. I think now he is involved in our style of football, in our ideas, he is very strong because you could see against Stoke that he made a lot of contact with the defenders. I think he is showing that he is a really complete player.feedback

Sep 25 2017

We are managing well the recovery as you know Hazard is very important for us. Now it is important to be sure that he is ready to play for the whole game. We face a tough game against a team [Atletico Madrid] that in the last years, they played always in this competition with good performances.feedback

Sep 25 2017

If I make this decision it is because I am comfortable with this decision. You must know that when you are in a great team, there are many players, you must be ready to play, to start. Also be ready to be on the bench and come in and make the difference, like he did today. I don't see any problem [with Hazard on the bench].feedback

Sep 25 2017

For sure, I think that Atletico Madrid fans don't love him because of the rivalry between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. I think it will be a really important game and we are looking forward to this type of game.feedback

Sep 25 2017

Alvaro, don't forget, in his previous experience didn't play a lot at Juventus or at Real Madrid. Now he has a great chance to show that he is a really good striker. A fantastic striker. He is very young, only 24-years-old.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I miss it, that's beyond doubt. Italy is my homeland, so once I have had some good experiences, formative experiences, important and life-changing experiences, I'll be back. I don't know when but that's the aim.feedback

Sep 25 2017

It was great also because the previous year things hadn't gone well for Chelsea, who ended up 10th in the table.feedback

Sep 25 2017 - Champions League

We weren't lucky in the draw, we've got one of the hardest groups. Atlético have done well in all the most important competitions over the last few years, reached various finals and semi-finals and have a strong side. I know Roma very well, they compete for the highest honours in Italy and will do the same in other competitions. We returned to the Champions League with great enthusiasm and we want to do our best, but we have to be careful. We just have to find a way to get through the group, and then prepare for the next draw.feedback

Sep 25 2017

If Chelsea gets through to the next round, I hope we don't meet any Italian teams.feedback

Sep 23 2017

They stay with us. If they stay in our squad it means we trust them. Honestly, in the last game I felt a really good atmosphere in the changing room – a good link between young players and old players.feedback

Sep 23 2017

I think this is the right way as the season is very long.feedback

Sep 23 2017

For Kurt, this season is very important to play. After a really bad injury, not a simple injury – don't forget he broke his leg in a bad way.feedback

Sep 23 2017

Yeah, I would have no problem [shaking Costa's hand]. I repeat, I think this is a lack of respect for my players [to talk about Costa] because Diego is an Atletico player. I think every single player was important last season, we won the title, we won the league, maybe it was a big surprise, and also to reach the final of the FA Cup. For this reason, I think every player performed in a fantastic way last season, I want to thank every single player who played last season for Chelsea and for me.feedback

Sep 23 2017

He's very good to understand which is the best position in the box to receive the ball and to anticipate where the ball is going. He's a really good guy. He's the sort of guy who you would let a daughter marry.feedback

Sep 23 2017

He is a really good guy, a polite person. However, this is a process for him, when I speak about a lot of room for improvement it also means this aspect, to be more aggressive.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I like him because he's a complete player and also he has a lot of room to improve in every situation, tactical, physical, technical aspect, he's very committed, his behaviour is always fantastic. He is a very polite player, I like this, also I like that he's a good finisher, he 'feels' the goal in every moment, he's very good and understanding which is the best position in the box to receive the ball, to understand where the ball is going.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I know Alvaro well, he's a really good guy, a good person. I think he's a good signing for Chelsea because Alvaro is only 24-years-old. I like him because he's a complete player and also he has a lot of room to improve in every situation. Tactically, physically, technically, he's very committed during the training sessions, his behaviour is always fantastic. He is a very polite player, I like this, also I like that he's a good finisher, he feels the goal in every moment.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I think for Álvaro it's the right moment to have this situation, to be the striker in a great team and don't forget with previous experiences with Juventus and Real Madrid he played but not every game, not regularly, for this reason he is at the right age to have this responsibility. He is a good player, he is a complete player, technically strong, a good leader, he has a lot of room for improvement. Morata is 24 years old which means you have possibility to work with this player for 10 years.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I repeat now: I'm not interested to talk about the past. I think the past is not important. For every player, for every single player, the past stays there. If you did well in the past, okay.feedback

Sep 22 2017

We want to thank him for what he did with this club. We wish him all the best for the future. I don't want to continue talking about this issue.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I know what happened at the end of the first half [against Arsenal] and for sure he will be ready for Atletico.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I think Charly played very well. He's trying to work a lot to improve his physical impact with this league. Don't forget this league is very strong in the physical aspect. We are working a lot with Charly in this aspect to be ready to play in this league. For sure, he's a talented player, and he has to continue in this way. When there is the opportunity, the chance, to help us, he must do this.feedback

Sep 19 2017

He had the chance to play. That is normal if you ask to play regularly with a great club, then you must deserve to play. And to deserve to take Kante's or Matic's or Fabregas' place. If you show you deserve to play and can be better than these players, I'm ready to do this. That's normal.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I don't think that, if your national team calls you up and you are 15 or 16 years old, it puts pressure on you. You must be proud of this. But, for sure, he has to work a lot to deserve another call-up to the national team.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Yes, I think we have to continue to work with him and to try and improve him, to bring him to the next step. But for sure he has good prospects at Chelsea to become a Chelsea player.feedback

Sep 19 2017

We must be pleased because this player is a Chelsea player and now it's important to work very well with him and try and improve his weaknesses. Yes, but he's a young player. I'm sure he's a good prospect for Chelsea.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Yes [Ampadu will be included]. Ampadu is a young player, but I think he has good quality. He has good prospects to become a Chelsea player. He's strong physically, good technique and personality.feedback

Sep 19 2017 - Champions League

But now we have a clear example with Christensen. Christensen played on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach and now he's in our squad. He played almost every game and now he's ready to play. Ready to play in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I don't think that, if your national team calls you up [Ampadu] and you are 16 years old [at the time of the call up], it puts pressure on you. You must be proud of this. But, for sure, he has to work a lot to deserve another call-up to the national team.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think, last season, if you remember very well, Chalobah had the chance to play. Don't forget last season we won the league. Don't forget last season our midfielders were Matic, Kante and Fabregas. I think that you have to consider all these components, and then Chalobah, last season, was the fourth midfielder.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think if you are good enough to play with a great team, you play. I think this. Every coach wants to win. I don't care if one player is a young player or an old player. If a player, an old player, 36-years-old, makes me happy and helps me to win, I pick him.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I don't care if one player is a young player or an old player. If a player, an old player, 36 years old, makes me happy and helps me to win, I pick him. It's the same if a player, a young player, 16 years old, helps me to win, I'm ready to do this also. Don't forget that my first appearance in Serie A was when I was 16. I think I'm the first person to trust in the young players, to give possibilities to them, if young players deserve this chance. If the young players give me the possibility to win. I want to win. I don't want to lose.feedback

Sep 19 2017

It's the same if a player, a young player, 16-years-old, helps me to win, I'm ready to do this also. Don't forget that my first appearance in Serie A was when I was 16. I think I'm the first person to trust in the young players, to give possibilities to them, if young players deserve this chance. If the young players give me the posisbility to win. I want to win. I don't want to lose.feedback

Sep 19 2017

He's starting to adapt himself to our style of football. I'm pleased with him. That's a good sign for us.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Don't forget last season he finished the season with a surgery in his knee. Now he's in good physical condition.feedback

Sep 19 2017

This season he's not lucky, Pedro. He started with a bad injury in the Arsenal friendly game, where he broke a bone in his face. Then he received a knock on his ankle. Now on his leg...I hope for him, but above all for our team, that he's luckier in the future. Don't forget last season he finished the season with a surgery in his knee. Now he's in good physical condition.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Bakayoko now has started to play. He's playing very well.feedback

Sep 19 2017

For sure now, Pedro is trying to recover from the last injury. It's important for him also to work. Don't forget, when you're injured you can't work.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think, for Eden, now is the right moment to start the game and try to play the whole game. I think we have managed very well his situation. In my career I was injured a lot of times and I have a bit of experience about this situation. We are managing it very well and he is ready to start.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Now he is focused and working very well. He understands his mistake and he is ready to play.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Our work is to try and improve every single player, at the tactical aspect and the physical aspect. I think the most important thing for the players is to be open to receive new information.feedback

Sep 19 2017 - China

I think he knows very well what happened in China. He made a mistake but I think everyone in life makes mistakes.feedback

Sep 19 2017

I think Eden is a top player and he improved a lot. I think he can continue to improve and become one of the best.feedback

Sep 19 2017

No, I think the situation was very clear. It was a fall before the tackle but now it's important to move on and to look at the next game. We never respond to transfer speculation.feedback

Sep 19 2017

The best way is to look at ourselves. We need to work together and continue to improve.feedback

Sep 18 2017

Do you think we are becoming bad? For sure, it's strange. But in normal situations, we have to improve, in tactical situations, physical situations.feedback

Sep 18 2017

He played a really good game. We are focused on whether the No.9 scores or not.feedback

Sep 17 2017 - China

We have to check with the doctor, but I hope this problem is not serious. We lost Pedro against Arsenal in China as well.feedback

Sep 17 2017

The last 20 minutes, Hazard played very well. Now, on Wednesday, he will have the possibility to start the game against Nottingham Forest and complete his recovery. We hope that everything is OK after this game. Pedro took a knock to his ankle and wasn't 100 per cent fit. For this reason, I decided to make a substitution in the second half.feedback

Sep 17 2017

After the first half Pedro was a bit injured because he had a kick on his ankle and then I change it, tried to have more balance in the midfield.feedback

Sep 17 2017

David Luiz, you know very well that I don't like to comment about the referee. I didn't do this it in the past and I don't do it in the present. The only thing I can tell is you need to see what happened before the tackle. Yeah. For sure, that was a foul. For sure. But, I repeat, the referee took this decision. If he stopped the play before, it [Luiz's challenge] wouldn't matter. But, as I said before, I think we have to try to improve in all situations. We work to improve tactical and physical situations.feedback

Sep 17 2017

Sometimes the opponents deserve a red card but, instead, they carry on playing with 11 men.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I was a player and I think it can happen, this type of period, if you are not so lucky and receive red cards.feedback

Sep 17 2017

He had a muscular problem in his calf. I think it's very difficult to see him before the international break [in October]. He needs time to recover.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I'm very happy with his performance. In my opinion, for me, he played very well today. He had a lot of the ball and tried to send Willian, Pedro, our wing-backs [forward with his passes].feedback

Sep 17 2017

If he scored he played a good game, if he doesn't he didn't have a good game. But I was happy with his performance. We see different things.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I don't know [if his physicality is a problem]. In my opinion, Morata played a really good game.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I trust myself, in my methods.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Our job is difficult. Every day you have to think, you have to work very hard to try to have a good result. When the result is not good, anything can happen. We must be prepared for this.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Then, we changed our system because after that game I understood very well our team. We had no balance. In that game, they dominated us from the start until the end. I think this wasn't the right way for us.feedback

Sep 16 2017

This is our job. We must be prepared to face this situation. For this reason, we must have great patience.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It's always a pity when another coach is sacked. In the human aspect, I'm very close to Frank for this bad situation. Every coach hopes to have time to work and to try to transfer your idea, your method to your players. Sometimes you have this time, sometimes you haven't this time.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Honestly, I wasn't worried. No, because I trust, I trust in my work. I think that I trust myself and my idea, in my methods. Then it can happen that one experience can be positive or negative.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think he's very close to being totally involved in our idea of football. I think so. He can improve a lot with the ball. We are working about this aspect. We did the same with N'Golo when he arrived here.feedback

Sep 16 2017

He's working very well and he needs a bit more time than other players to understand very well our style of football. Above all if you are a midfielder, you need time to understand the right position.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I remember they brought in Maurizio Sarri [now at Napoli] and then they re-hired me. I think in that period the problem wasn't the coach, maybe the club in that period.feedback

Sep 16 2017

If you remember he was very, very good without the ball, to win the ball, to recover the ball. Now I think you can see a complete player with the ball, without the ball. Now he's becoming better with the ball, N'Golo.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Our job is this. We must be prepared to face this type of situation. We must live with this type of pressure. When you go in your house and you know you have given 120%, I think I am happy. When I started as a manager [with Arezzo] after seven games, or nine, I don't remember, they sacked me.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think it's normal. But I think that every coach has to be focused on the work, continue to work every day. Only through work you can improve your team and stay in one team for many years. I heard [the news stories], also because I remember during the press conference I remember a question about this betting company.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think he's working very hard to improve this weakness. But I think now he's a complete player, he's a top player with the ball, without the ball. He always knows when he has the ball what he has to do. This is very important.feedback

Sep 16 2017

We want to work in the same way to have this process with Baka. This will be very important for him and for the team. If you remember last season I told during many press conferences about N'Golo that he could improve a lot with the ball.feedback

Sep 16 2017

This league is very tough physically. If you are not prepared for this impact you can suffer a lot. For sure I'd like to have played with him but now it's impossible.feedback

Sep 16 2017

In the last 10 days he improved a lot in the tactical aspect, also in the physical aspect. He's a powerful player, for sure a good signing for us. I think that to have in your team powerful players is very important, above all in this league.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I think Baka is a good player. He's 23 years old. Don't forget this. He has a lot of room to improve in tactical aspect and also in the physical aspect. I think Baka has been a good signing for us.feedback

Sep 16 2017

We want to improve also Baka about this aspect. Baka without the ball is a really strong player, a physical player. You can feel him during the game. I think he can improve a lot with the ball. We are working a lot on this aspect with him.feedback

Sep 16 2017

But for sure I don't change my mentality, I don't change my method, I don't change my idea of football. This is for sure. Don't forget it happened also this season after the win against Tottenham. Yes, I think every coach must be used to having these voices.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I hear this [about the depth of the squad] now after a good win but, before, you criticise me after a lot of changes. I think in that situation it is very important to give the chances, to give the opportunities to players like Christensen. Christensen is a young player from the academy.feedback

Sep 13 2017

They must understand that I trust my players. I have 17 senior players and every single player can have the chance to play.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

I think it was a perfect start for us to play our first game in the Champions League and win with a good result and score many goals.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

To play in Champions League means the coach trusts you. My message was this. I trust all my players, not only with words but with facts. First game in the Champions League, I decided to start with a rotation. We have to start a process to improve our players. We are crazy to think we could play with only 13 players like last season. So we have to improve all these players to create positive competition, between them. It's very important and I had a positive answer from my players.feedback

Sep 12 2017

This is the right process for him. Don't forget, in the team there are two players, like Pedro and Willian, who are playing very well. We must be pleased to see Eden in the team. We must have calm and do the best for the player otherwise we risk bad injury and delaying the situation. This process is good for him.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

You are never relaxed in England because you have to play a tough league and also FA Cup and also Carabao Cup.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

If you ask me the chances of last season to win the title in England it was zero. Instead we changed totally the opinion of people.feedback

Sep 11 2017

When you play this type of competition you play to try to do your best and try to win every game, to go step by step. I think we're building something important for the present, but above all for the future.feedback

Sep 11 2017

You start the competition in the same way as the other teams. We understand very well the level of this competition. Now I think the English teams have another difficulty, because the league is very tough here [in England].feedback

Sep 11 2017

He needs a bit of time to continue to improve and we must not take a stupid risk with him. He will come on to the bench.feedback

Sep 09 2017

That is most important and if he scores then I am very happy.feedback

Sep 09 2017

I think to win three in a row is important for the players because we are doing very well. It's not easy in England to win, especially if you are the champions and you start in a bad way. But I have great players and I trust them.feedback

Sep 09 2017

It is a good day for the team and for Alvaro. It is always important for a striker to score. It is important to see he is improving and always more involved in our idea of football.feedback

Sep 09 2017 - Israel

Davide Zappacosta played the game against Israel with the national team [on Tuesday] and showed he's in good physical condition. He worked with me in the national team. He knows very well which is my style of football, which is my idea.feedback

Sep 09 2017

For Davide it's a great chance. He arrives in a great club. It's important to go into this club with the right mentality. It's not easy to play for a great club, above all when, previously, you didn't.feedback

Sep 09 2017

But don't forget Torino are a good team with a great history, in the past. I know that, also, in Turin there is good pressure. But to play in another country, another type of football, it's not easy for him.feedback

Sep 09 2017

He makes good runs during the game, has good quality. He's a wing-back and usually prefers to play on the right, but can play on the left. He is ready. You'll see, very soon, his performance.feedback

Sep 08 2017

For me, the midfielders are very important because I need midfielders with specific characteristics. Danny has those. Now it's important for him to be 100 per cent fit, to recover the best physical condition and adapt himself to our style of football, and then he will be ready to advance and play with Chelsea.feedback

Sep 08 2017

Now it's not important to look in the past because the past is the past. We have to be focused on the present and the present is this. We are happy. I'm happy to work with this group of players and, at the end of the transfer market, two new players arrived in (Davide) Zappacosta and (Danny) Drinkwater. Now it's time to work together, to work with these new players, to adapt them quickly in our style of football.feedback

Sep 08 2017

It's difficult to answer. We have to wait until the end of the season and then I can reply very well.feedback

Sep 08 2017

It's time to focus on the present, the transfer window is the past.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I agree, it is a good decision. If we have a clear plan it is not important to wait until the end of the window to sell your players.feedback

Sep 08 2017

If you decide that this player has to stay then I don't see any problems.feedback

Sep 08 2017

The club tried to do its best in this window. Now it is closed and it's time to continue to work with these players and I am very happy to work with the players we have.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Turkey

If we have a clear plan it is not important to wait until the end of the window to sell your players.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Israel

He played against Israel [for Italy], which shows he is in good condition. I worked with him and he knows my style of football. For him it is more simple for him to adapt our style.feedback

Sep 08 2017

When there is a bad injury and surgery, it is normal to pay attention to his recovery. Don't forget he is an important player for us, to play soon.feedback

Sep 01 2017

The club is trying to do the best. I am ready to fight with these players.feedback

Sep 01 2017

Don't forget, in September, we have to play seven games. I need to rotate my players because it's very difficult to play seven games in a month with the same players. The club know very well our situation.feedback

Aug 28 2017

I think my message for the fans is always the same: I'm totally committed to the club. Totally committed to improve my players and my team. I'm a coach, not a manager. I think the best of my work is on the pitch, to try and improve my players and my team.feedback

Aug 27 2017

Sometimes it is possible, sometimes it is not, but I must be focused on the pitch and to work with my players.feedback

Aug 27 2017

I'm a coach not a manager and my best work is on the pitch improving my players and team. Then when you want to strengthen your squad you have to give your opinion, then the club goes in the transfer market to try to solve the situation.feedback

Aug 27 2017

But, I repeat, I'm ready in every case to continue to work with this group of players, with the players we have. For sure, Everton is a strong team, a really strong team. They played three games in seven days, and it's not easy.feedback

Aug 27 2017

I need to rotate my players because it's very difficult to play seven games in a month with some players.feedback

Aug 25 2017

For this reason, I think I am more relaxed and am enjoying better the situation than last season. That's my impression, anyway. Honestly. Yes, yes. I am still having language lessons. Two hours, three days a week. After one season you start to learn a lot of situations.feedback

Aug 25 2017

Yeah, when I won the league. That was the best moment for me, to let myself relax. I enjoyed that moment a lot. But now, I repeat, this is the past. Now it's important to try and write another story with Chelsea.feedback

Aug 25 2017

No. Honestly, I'm very calm. I'm relaxed much better than last season. Yeah, much better. Because you learn. You learn also to work for the new club. Last season was my first time. Now, after a year of experience, I learned a lot from the past.feedback

Aug 25 2017

You start to live with a lot of situations. Last season was totally new for me, for myself. It's normal [to have tensions], when you are at a great team, this is normal. You see it also when you stay in Italy, at a club like Juventus or Inter Milan, it's the same.feedback

Aug 25 2017

For sure, this was a big win. A big win. Usually when you have this type of win, above all in a difficult situation, as don't forget we faced Tottenham 'in emergency'. I think this type of win helps you to improve your confidence and makes you want to work harder than before.feedback

Aug 25 2017

It's not important to feel strong [in the squad]. It's important to show to be strong on the pitch.feedback

Aug 25 2017

If someone is thinking I can use only 11 players or 13 players, it's impossible.feedback

Aug 25 2017

It's a challenge for me but [also] for the club, for the fans. We think with 'us', not with 'I. We are trying to strengthen our squad.feedback

Aug 25 2017

It is a tough group but when you play this competition, you must be prepared for the best teams in Europe.feedback

Aug 25 2017

My focus is only on the pitch. Then we will see what happens at the end of the market.feedback

Aug 25 2017

If Hazard is fit, then he can play [for Belgium]. [But] if [he] is ready, why does he not play with us.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I hope after the international break to have the whole team [fit] and to think about Hazard.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I see him every day. It's very important to give him the right time to recover very well. He's an important player for us.feedback

Aug 21 2017

For us, it's very important we only focus on ourselves. We know very well that a lot of teams improved if you compare with last season. But also, don't forget that this team was very strong last season.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We know the club is trying to do its best in the transfer market to try and improve the team and the squad.feedback

Aug 20 2017

It was the first game for Baka. I was a player – don't forget that sometimes the motivation brings you to get over your physical condition even if you are not at the top.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Despite this, we showed a great desire to stay compact, not to lose the balance and to show also that we are the champions – this was very important.feedback

Aug 20 2017

But a great stadium, great opponent, great occasion, great atmosphere brought him to have an amazing performance. But for sure he can improve and he needs to adapt more to our style of football.feedback

Aug 20 2017

When you change two players of your three central defenders – we change David Luiz and [Gary] Cahill and replaced with a young player like [Andreas] Christensen and then [Antonio] Rudiger in his second appearance – it is not easy.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Alonso missed a lot of other chances to improve his [number of goals] last season. I know very well the wing-backs are the real wingers and sometimes they must become strikers.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Honestly, the new stadium will be great, but I love a lot Stamford Bridge, also to play in the stadium. I feel Stamford Bridge is like my house.feedback

Aug 20 2017

For sure it was a key moment for Juventus. I think there is a big difference, because the Delle Alpi, I played a lot in this stadium as a player. I think that it wasn't a real stadium. It was very cold and you don't feel the passion of the fans because the stand was very far from the pitch.feedback

Aug 20 2017

We can spend a lot of money for one player and then I put him on the bench, because I'm seeing this player is not ready to play. There is not a relation to see him start a game.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I can show admiration for another player. My only intention was to underline the great job Pochettino is doing. Harry Kane wasn't a great player before, and now his is.feedback

Aug 20 2017

How much money we paid for Morata? Maybe £56 million could be a good price for Morata and for this transfer market. If you remember, Morata didn't play regularly with Real Madrid last season because he was behind [Karim] Benzema. Usually when you don't play regularly you lose sometimes your performance, sometimes your quality in your physical condition. You need a bit of time to recover this. We want Morata to play regularly for Chelsea. My choices don't depend on the cost of money.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Honestly, I think to see this atmosphere was great. In this stadium, Wembley, a fantastic stadium - to feel this atmosphere is amazing. Also for the opponent. It was amazing. In this atmosphere, our fans tried to push the same, despite 70,000 Tottenham supporters. But, honestly, I think to see this atmosphere is great also for the opponents.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Don't forget last season, after 13 wins in a row, we lost 2-0 at Tottenham. Instead, today, I saw a lot of positive things. I want to thank our fans, too, because the atmosphere today was incredible. It's great to play in this type of atmosphere.feedback

Aug 20 2017

It's not easy. We suffered during the game, but it was normal. I think that, during the game, we showed we were always dangerous in every moment. We suffered, but we were ready to try and score the second goal, the third goal.feedback

Aug 20 2017

It's not the same when you don't play in your stadium. But if you want to have another good step to improve the club, you must have this type of situation.feedback

Aug 19 2017

Morata is ready to start the game, yes. For sure. I repeat he needs to improve his physical condition and he needs a bit of time to reach the top, but he's in contention for the game. I'm sure about this. Morata is a young player. He can stay in this club for many years to become a fantastic striker for this club. Recently I was only told that I have admiration for Kane, for this player, but I think it's normal. It doesn't mean that I don't like my players.feedback

Aug 19 2017

Usually when you don't play regularly you lose sometimes your performance, sometimes your quality in your physical condition. You need a bit of time to recover this. We want Morata to play regularly for Chelsea. My choices don't depend on the cost of money.feedback

Aug 19 2017

Why not? I hope [to manage Chelsea into their new stadium]. I hope because this could be a fantastic challenge for me and also for the club, to stay together and also to play with this team in a new stadium.feedback

Aug 19 2017

I want to break this bad record [of sackings at Chelsea]. I must be positive. When you start a job with a new club, I hope to stay in this club for many years. It means you have the possibility to work with the same players, to improve these players year by year.feedback

Aug 19 2017

But now it's not enough, so we have to improve, to extend this basis, work together with new players. I think Tottenham is doing this very well. Always when I speak about Tottenham I speak very well about Pochettino's job, the club and their results.feedback

Aug 19 2017

To fight to win the title, to try to win. Last season we did a fantastic season because there wasn't this foundation or basis. For sure, last season we started to build this foundation and we won so it means we built something.feedback

Aug 19 2017

I think that Spurs started to work with Pochettino for three years, this is the fourth year and Pochettino has had the possibility to work for three years with the same players and have the possibility every season to improve his foundations. For every coach it's important to give continuity to the club because when you arrive you don't know what you'll find. And when you understand your basis you have to try to work step-by-step, year-by-year to improve this basis, to make this basis more solid and to build a good structure.feedback

Aug 19 2017

No-one has put a gun to my head and said: 'You win or you go away'. The only thing I can promise is work, work, work and that I will try to do my best to improve the club. Sometimes you can win but you are not building something positive for your future. I think Tottenham is doing this very well. And I repeat, when I spoke about Tottenham, always I spoke very well about Pochettino's job, about the club, about their results.feedback

Aug 18 2017

But I have still two years. This season and next season to work with this club, then if we stay very well and we have the same vision, we continue. I don't see any problems about the future.feedback

Aug 18 2017

We must be focused on the pitch, on the game and to try to do our best against Tottenham and not find an excuse, but only focus on the game.feedback

Aug 18 2017

It's important to continue to work, for everyone to give 150 per cent and then for sure we can solve the situation.feedback

Aug 18 2017

My only worry is that when you try to put the players in very early the risk to have an injury is high.feedback

Aug 18 2017

Pedro trained with us today and he felt pain in his ankle – I don't know about him. It's a difficult situation, I don't know if he's available for the bench or not on Sunday.feedback

Aug 18 2017

This situation is not easy. It could force me to take a difficult decision, because in this moment some players are not 100 per cent in their physical condition.feedback

Aug 18 2017

A great club like Chelsea must be prepared for this situation.feedback

Aug 18 2017

I'm not interested to continue this issue. For me it's in the past.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - Champions League

When you understand your basis you have to try to work step by step, year by year to improve this basis. Last season we started to build this foundation and we won so it means we built something. But it's not enough, so we have to improve. Sometimes you can win and you are preparing to disrupt yourself. Sometimes you don't win but you are preparing yourself to be better.feedback

Aug 18 2017

No one put a gun to my head and said: 'You win or you go away.feedback

Aug 18 2017

There are people working very hard to try to improve the situation. They are working for the best of the club.feedback

Aug 18 2017

I can put a goalkeeper in midfield. That is an option.feedback

Aug 18 2017

He's not at the top of physical condition, but he could be in contention for the game because at this moment I don't have other midfielders available.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

And we don't know. The only thing we know, of course with Chelsea money, I brought him to Stamford Bridge because I thought he was a player with special qualities.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

And since I left I always thought he could be a perfect player for us. But I didn't disturb him. I didn't disturb Chelsea. I never thought it was possible unless something special was happening.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

And it looked like something was happening. Because his agent told me 'you can have him, you just have to pay.feedback

Aug 14 2017 - Manchester United

Because he's a player that our team needs and now with these kind of qualities we have Nemanja and Michael Carrick. Michael in spite of his age has a role to play. And I'm happy with these kind of stability players.feedback

Aug 13 2017

We have one week to try to find the right solution. For sure, this game will be really tough but we must be ready. We must be ready. We must have the same will, the same desire to fight as the second half. I think we have to restart from there.feedback

Aug 13 2017

No I'm not worried, because it's normal. It's important for me not to close my eyes, but to focus on our mistakes and to try to work to improve.feedback

Aug 12 2017

I don't want to comment on the referee, absolutely not. We tried until the end to reach a good result against Burnley - it was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good.feedback

Aug 12 2017

I want to win. I want to win today. I wanted to win not to send a message to my club.feedback

Aug 12 2017

But why this question? You are not satisfied with my starting XI? You don't know me very well. You can see that in our pre-season, in every friendly game I played the best formation and it happened also today, because my choice was to put the players we have in this moment.feedback

Aug 12 2017

We lost our composure after this red card and we have to improve a lot in this aspect.feedback

Aug 12 2017

I don't this appetite for someone to send a message. Why do I have to send a message? Why.feedback

Aug 12 2017

In the last three official games we have finished with nine or 10 men. I have to try to adapt a new system and to anticipate this situation of playing with nine or 10 men in the next game.feedback

Aug 12 2017

It was a key moment because after that red card we conceded three goals, but we must pay attention because there is the whole rest of the game to do your best. Despite this we also saw the great spirit and great commitment of my players and we must be very proud of this.feedback

Aug 12 2017

I saw two faces today: one positive in the second half, one negative in the first half.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Then if our best will bring us to win the game, it's right. The most important thing, I repeat, is to put 120 per cent. I hope and I want to see the real Chelsea tomorrow because I think that now the season is starting and we must be ready.feedback

Aug 11 2017

We must be ready also in this moment, even if many players are missing. Sometimes you have the possibility to spend money, sometimes you don't have the possibility to spend money. It is important to spend money to improve the quality of your team. This is the right way to try to be competitive and to fight for something important.feedback

Aug 11 2017

For sure, it is very important to have quality players. It is very important because every coach can have the best idea of football but then there's the quality of players. It is important to try to improve your quality because if you improve your quality and you improve, it is simple.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Not one person believed Chelsea would win the title. This season, in this moment, I agree with these people who think this. We must be ready, also in this moment many players are missing and we have to go with these players, we have to try to play good football, we have to try to win the game.feedback

Aug 11 2017

Pedro is not available because he is suffering from an injury he got during the Arsenal game. He wasn't able to recover from this injury. It is a knock in his ankle. There could be an opportunity to start the game for Rudiger because Moses will miss out for one game. I have been impressed because he is a good player. He is strong physically, has a good personality and technique. Honestly, I am pleased with the squad because we are working very well with the players, the commitment is incredible, better than last season.feedback

Aug 11 2017

[They have improved from last year] in the way they work in the training session. I am very happy because these players are working very well, so hard. We are trying to improve.feedback

Aug 11 2017

We are working very well and I must be pleased for the commitment of my players. They are working very well and it is a pleasure for me.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I don't like to send a message through the press. But the club knows very well my opinion. They try to do their best.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I don't like to speak about [the club's potential recruitment] or to send a message through the press. I think the club knows very well my opinion but then I repeat that the club is trying to do their best in market.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Sometimes you have to accept this crazy transfer market and sometimes you have to accept different decisions but he is a great loss for us.feedback

Aug 10 2017

It's a great challenge for us to try and retain the title, but we are working hard.feedback

Aug 10 2017

This league is not easy. Six teams are very strong and you must be prepared.feedback

Aug 10 2017

I hope to be able to improve our squad. The transfer market is not finished. We want to be competitive and we want to fight for the title again. The club knows my priorities.feedback

Aug 10 2017

If the club are selling [Nemanja] Matic from under his nose then it's not looking great.feedback

Aug 09 2017

I hope to improve our squad, our team. The transfer market is not finished. We want to be competitive and we want to try to fight this season for the title. My club knows very well what are my priorities.feedback

Aug 09 2017

Every season I think it's right every great team tries to improve the quality of the team. For sure, these teams [Chelsea's title rivals] are very strong, they improved a lot. For this reason, this challenge will be very tough.feedback

Aug 06 2017

About whether there is the necessity to improve our squad, about our strikers – I replied.feedback

Aug 06 2017

My reply is always one [thing], otherwise it means I was telling you a lie. The truth is the one and I repeat always the same.feedback

Aug 06 2017

Eden Hazard is a really top player, but I repeat I am the coach and I can give my opinion. But the final decision is always the club's. I expect Eden to play for Chelsea. It is not the right moment to lose a player or players.feedback

Aug 04 2017

It's important for me that the club knows my opinions about the number that we need. I think it's not right to tell this through the press.feedback

Aug 04 2017

We are trying to buy the players, not to sell. Otherwise the number is always less and we are in trouble. I think these are rumours and Eden is very happy to stay with us, to play with Chelsea and to recover from his injury and to start the season with us. The most important thing is the club knows my opinions and they are trying to do the best for our team, for our squad. Now we have to wait. We must have patience and then to try to improve our team, our squad.feedback

Aug 04 2017

We are trying to buy the players, not to sell them. Otherwise the number is always less and we are in trouble. These are rumours. Eden is very happy to stay with us and to start the new season.feedback

Aug 04 2017

For a normal player now you must be ready to spend £40m, £50m. If you want to buy a top player, you must be ready to spend this money.feedback

Aug 04 2017

For me it's very simple, the situation. I repeat what I said in the past, maybe 10 days ago. The player, his agent and the club knew very well the future of the player in the summer. For sure I don't understand why lawyers are getting involved. I don't understand this. The situation is very clear and is always the same.feedback

Aug 04 2017

It's an impressive amount of money. If PSG is able to do this why not?feedback

Jul 29 2017

We are working very hard and I hope to find the best solution in the future. We have a lot of young players and it is necessary to try to improve them.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I think that we played against two strong teams, Bayern and Inter, in a period that is an important period where we are working very hard. To play three games with the same players, they are tired, very tired, because we played three games with the same players.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I do not know anything [about Matic]. You have to ask the club, I do not know anything about this.feedback

Jul 29 2017 - Manchester United

Morata is just starting to train with us. We know it will be difficult in the new season. Two years ago the team ended the league in 10th place and we want to try to avoid this. Two coaches [Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti] were sacked after they won the league so for sure I want to avoid it.feedback

Jul 29 2017

During the game I try to stay together with my players in positive and negative situations. It's true, I finish the game and I am destroyed. I lose two or three kilos during a game.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I have transferred my passion into my career as a coach but I have more talent as a coach than as a player.feedback

Jul 29 2017 - World Cup

If you saw me as a footballer, I always showed a great passion. My talent as a footballer was medium but I had heart and a will to win and work to overcome my limitations. I knew it was going to be difficult to become a top player but I played for 20 years at a good level. To be captain and win a lot at Juventus and play for 20 years and play in the World Cup and the European Championship... I think I had a good career, no? I was a good player.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - World Cup

In the future my strength will be less and then maybe I will try to keep myself calm and more seated.feedback

Jul 28 2017

But we have lost many players from last season and we have to rebuild the situation.feedback

Jul 28 2017

My talent as a footballer was medium, but I had to work to overcome my limitations. I think I transferred this to my coaching, but with more talent than I had as a player.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Champions League

I am excited to play in the Champions League but I know we have a lot of road ahead before we can compete to try to win it. We are trying to rebuild and it's not easy. You need a bit of time to create a structure and to build every season and then to go to fight.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Champions League

I think now we are in another era, another period for Chelsea. We must have patience.feedback

Jul 28 2017

I finish the game and I'm destroyed. I think I lose 2-3 kilos during the game. I try to transfer all my passion into my work. I know that in the future it will be very difficult to continue to have this, because to stay on the touchline and have this passion, you must have a lot of strength. We are trying to rebuild and it's not easy. You need a bit of time to create a structure and to build every season and then to go to fight.feedback

Jul 28 2017

For sure; we won the Premier League title last season. This season will be tough. You know what has been happening in England. Chelsea won in 2014-15 and then Leicester City won the league. So we must be careful and not take any team lightly.feedback

Jul 28 2017

If a young player is good and strong and is ready to play, I will play them. I played my first game when I was just 16 in Italy. But I played with Lecce while avoiding relegation and not with Juventus while fighting for the title.feedback

Jul 28 2017

It is always difficult to speak about young players. There is always a great debate around this.feedback

Jul 28 2017

I don't think the landscape has changed. Young players had difficulty to break into first teams in the past, too.feedback

Jul 28 2017

I think every young player was good in this pre-season. But I have to take the right decision and see what is best for the club, players and young players when the season kicks off.feedback

Jul 28 2017

We speak about the way to strengthen the team every day.feedback

Jul 28 2017

We know which are the positions we need to strengthen.feedback

Jul 28 2017

I think Michy has worked very well in the pre-season and it is very important to score goals.feedback

Jul 27 2017

You know very well that I don't like to speak about other players who are at other teams. It's not respectful for the team of the player or the player. It's very difficult for me.feedback

Jul 26 2017

He's a complete player. If you go to buy Kane now, it would be at least £100 million. At least.feedback

Jul 26 2017

It is very difficult for the teams that need to improve their squads.feedback

Jul 26 2017

Every player is expensive. You go to buy a right back, a left back or a central defender and he is expensive.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Champions League

You are talking about one player who has played with Monaco, who has maybe 100 appearances for that club. He has played in the Champions League and has played regularly. Try to understand the difference before you judge. People who do, do not understand the difference.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Champions League

He is a complete striker. He is strong physically with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he's strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.feedback

Jul 26 2017

If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100m. At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker I know for sure he's a big striker.feedback

Jul 26 2017

Tottenham is a really good squad if they are able to keep all the players of their squad. For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world. If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he's strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left. He's a complete player. He's one of the top strikers in the world.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Champions League

Every team has to understand what their ambitions are. If their ambitions are to fight for the title or try to win the Champions League, you must buy expensive players. Otherwise you continue to stay in your level. It's simple.feedback

Jul 26 2017

Dele Alli is another top player, young. Tottenham is a really good team if they are able to keep the same squad as last season.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Champions League

Bayern are a top club, one of the best in the world. Regularly they win the league in Germany and in the Champions League they normally reach the final or semi-final, but we must take the positives and continue to work.feedback

Jul 25 2017

It's not easy to speak about the impact of Alvaro because he's only been with us two days and he needs to work and find his feet, and understand our idea of football, but for sure he showed a great will and for us he's a great buy. We need to give him the right time to adapt to our way of football but he must be pleased with his performance. We conceded three goals in half an hour and it's not simple, it was a difficult situation but the reaction was very good.feedback

Jul 25 2017

We didn't give up and the commitment was good. We tried to fight. Our start wasn't good but the players showed me a great will to try to change the result. We are only in pre-season and we are working very hard.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - China

Unfortunately this situation happened, because we all know it is a pity. The player was sorry about this. It is a difficult situation, also for the club. For this reason we make this decision for the player. The player understood his mistake, he is sorry for what happened. Now he must go home.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Singapore

Not from the start, though. He's just started to work but I want to give him part of the game.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Singapore

For sure, the Premier League is a different league. It is very tough, physically very strong, but he's ready to have a good impact.feedback

Jul 24 2017

He is ready to have a good impact in the Premier League.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Champions League

It is my plan to give him the possibility to play a part in the game. For sure, not from the start as he arrived only yesterday, he started working very strong but for sure I want to give him the chance to play some part of the game.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Champions League

The situation was more serious. I hoped it would be only concussion. He had multiple fractures but I think with a mask in 10 days he could come back to work with us. He is a young player who has a lot of experience in his career, he played for two big teams, Real Madrid and Juventus, and played different games in the Champions League and won the last Champions League.feedback