Chelsea players will fight for Conte: Courtois

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Oct 2017 09:33:34



CHELSEA manager Antonio Conte will have the full support from his players to help the Italian avoid suffering the same fate as Jose Mourinho two years back, the Premier League champions’ goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said.

Chelsea ended a three-match winless streak with a league win over Watford last weekend but the build-up to that game was clouded by speculation about Conte’s future with media reports suggesting the players were unhappy with his training methods. Courtois compared the situation to that of Mourinho, who won the league in 2014-15 but was sacked the following season after a poor run of results.

“We are ready to fight for the coach,” Courtois told Standard Sport. “I remember what happened two years ago under Jose Mourinho and things started to be said, there were stories about the dressing room without knowing what was happening.

“We are happy to show that we are ready to fight. We all know what would have happened if we had lost against Watford.”