Antonio Conte Concedes Pep Guardiola’s Defeat Ahead Of The Most Anticipated Clash Of The Season


Ekun Samuel, 3 December 2016 Manchester City welcomes League leaders Chelsea to Etihad early kick off today "1:30PM" in a much anticipated frenzy clash between both teams, as the two managers meet for the first time since taking charge at their respective new clubs. Both teams have undoubtedly been in superb form so far, but Chelsea has been most outstanding with seven straight wins conceding just once, breaking the unbeaten run of Tottenham Hotspur this season at Stamford Bridge last Saturday. Conte on the other hand,¬† is not carried away by the results and winning streak¬† and remained focused, humble and respectful always to his opposition and their managers. Here is what he said about Pep Guardiola ahead of the most anticipated match of the season so far; “Pep, [is more famous] for sure," Conte told reporters. "Pep won a lot in his career. He won international trophies, not only in Spain but also in Germany. Now, in England. For sure, Pep is. Now he's the top. "It's difficult to give a judgment on myself [compared to Guardiola]. Very difficult. Also, I prefer other people to give that judgement. I know me very well. "I know that I put a lot of studying in on football to find a solution, I put a lot of time in my day on my work, and pressure on myself. I don't know if I am up in this table or at the bottom."