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Antonio Conte admits feeling lonely in England

Antonio Conte admits feeling lonely in England

- Antonio Conte says he misses having his wife and daughter live with him

- Inter Milan are interested in bringing Conte back to Italy where his family lives

- The Italian has however assured Chelsea fans that he would not leave the club

- The Premier League winning manager also says his family would move to England

Antonio Conte says living in England alone has been lonely for him as his wife and daughter still live in Italy.

The Premier League winner however says he will stay in charge of Chelsea rather than move back to Italy at the end of the season.

Antonio Conte admits feeling lonely in England

Antonio Conte is lonly despite winning the Premier League

Conte arrived in England last summer, but did not move with his family. Inter Milan are looking to take advantage of the situation by offering a return to Italy.

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“My objective is to lay the foundations so Chelsea can continue to win,” he told La Repubblica.

“This is already a big club, but it’s inconsistent. They won the Champions League, then went out in the first round. They won the Premier League and then finished 10th. Chelsea need to find stability at the top.

“It’s not all happiness and light. The arrival was, but the journey wasn’t. With my wife in January we decided that Vittoria would finish school in Turin, even if she was already registered to start in London."

Antonio Conte admits feeling lonely in England

Vittoria and Elisabetta Conte

Conte also reveals that his family will join him in London next season.

“However, if I am to stay, then they will come and stay with me. It will be a great opportunity for my daughter to live in a foreign country.

"I’ll tell you one thing for sure, I won’t have another year on my own.”

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The 47-year-old is pleased with how his professional life has gone over the course of the last year, although he admits that the adaption was a two-way process.

“The guys accepted new methods: very intense training sessions, the diet, the video analysis and importance of details. I feel fortified.

I remain narrow-minded in my work, but I am more flexible. I learned to turn a blind eye to certain things, like players eating scrambled eggs before a game… You have to accept the traditions of a country,” he said.

“You also need to speak the language, out of respect. I had studied it at school, but had a two-week intensive course. Learning English felt like climbing a mountain: with strong motivation, nothing is insurmountable.”

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