After scoring the winner against is former club, N’Golo Kante says that it’s always special for him to play against his old team.
‘It is always special to play against my old team,’ he said. ‘Everyone knows I spent an amazing year here but when I come I try to win. This was an important win for my team and I was happy to score.
‘Thibaut gave me the ball, I had time so I went on a run and shot. I think somebody touched it a little bit, but it was a good goal and an important one for the team. I’m happy to help the team win.
‘It’s always a pleasure to score but I kept it inside because I want to respect my old team.’
‘It was a tough game,’ he said. ‘They had a lot of chances but we fight and had some chances. We won and that is the most important thing.’
Conte says there are no injury problems ahead of Saturday’s game with Leicester, and everybody is available.
Conte on Eden Hazard: ‘He is improving a lot and I think now I can count on him. I have to decide the right minutes but he is available. I spoke with Roberto Martinez and tried the right way to improve Eden’s fitness. I was very happy for him to play.’
Conte on Danny Drinkwater: ‘We are working with him and trying to make him in the best condition. He’s working very well and in the squad.’
Conte on Davide Zappacosta: ‘He is in good physical condition. He knows very well which is my style and my idea. It’s more simple to adapt.’ Conte says Zappacosta can still improve but has good quality and makes good runs. He says it’s important he has the right mentality here.
Conte on the transfer window: ‘The club tried to do its best. Sometimes you are able to buy, sometimes you are not for many reasons.’ Conte also says he agrees with the Premier League decision to close the transfer window earlier next season.
Conte on Leicester: ‘It will be difficult. I watched their previous games & saw a very strong team with great concentration & very focused.’ Conte says we must pay great attention to Vardy and Mahrez, and also mentions Harry Maguire, Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs.
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