Conte sees champion Chelsea not favourites in the FA Cup final
Although Chelsea this season in the Premier League assured of the championship, see coach Antonio Conte, his team is not favourite for the FA Cup final on Saturday against Arsenal.
The 47-year-old Italian believes that Arsenal is in advantage because of the formation of coach Arsène Wenger in recent weeks, more games has played in which something is at stake.
“I think we are the underdog, because we are the national championship caught, and that have been celebrated,” said Conte Friday at the press conference in the run-up to the final battle at Wembley.
“It was only right that we enjoyed it, but we face a team that just a placement for the Champions League is lost and now the last chance to have something of the season.”
Chelsea secured on 12 may of the national championship thanks to a 0-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion and played afterwards by the emperors beard against Watford (4-3 win) and Sunderland (5-1 victory). Arsenal fought till the last match day for a Champions League ticket, but did so not in that mission.
In the lesson
However, Conte is confident that the players of Chelsea well-for the day will come in the FA Cup final. The former coach of Italy based on its past performance this year.
“We must be fully in the lesson, but I trust my players. They have the whole season already show that they are up to great things. It will be a tough match, but we are ready for it.”
Conte showed at the press conference his condolences to the relatives of the victims who Monday night fell in the attack in Manchester. In a suicide action after a concert of Ariana Grande came to 22 people and got dozens of visitors are injured.
“The FA Cup final is important and we want to beat that price, but I don’t want to ignore what happened in Manchester happened. We support the families of the victims,” said the Chelsea coach.
The final battle of the FA Cup between Arsenal and Chelsea begins Saturday night at 18.30 at Wembley. Last year, trainer Louis van Gaal with Manchester United, taking the cup.
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