Cesar Azpilicueta became the 4th outfield player to play in every minute of every match during a Premier League title winning campaign and he believes that this rare milestone is because of Antonio Conte’s confidence in him.
‘Obviously it’s not easy to play every minute and win the league,’ said the 27-year-old. ‘It’s a big achievement. I’ve tried to do my best to get in the team but I have to be thankful to the manager, he’s trusted me a lot.
‘I was always in the team and the only way I could repay his confidence was by working hard which is what I’ve tried to do since pre-season. In the end we got a big reward but we want a bigger one next Saturday.’