Chelsea supervisor Antonio Conte continued his feud with Jose Mourinho, gaffer of Manchester United on Saturday by calling him “a little man”.
Mourinho made a pointed remark about match-fixing throughout the week, a reference to the four-month suspension Conte was handed within the 2012/2013 season, when he managed Siena in Italy.
His offence was his failure to report the match-fixing on the membership. He was later cleared by an Italian courtroom of any wrongdoing.
“I believe once you attempt to damage an individual, particularly if you understand very properly the reality of what occurs, the courtroom proved my innocence.
“When you do this it means you are a little man,” Conte mentioned after Chelsea’s Zero-Zero FA Cup third-round draw at Championship facet Norwich City.
“But this is the not the first time. He does this in the past and he continues to do this in the present.”
Mourinho and Conte have by no means been pals however their relationship deteriorated this week after Mourinho spoke about some managers behaving “like a clown” on the touchline.
This was taken as a reference to Conte and Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp.
In response on Friday, the Chelsea supervisor accused the Portuguese of “senile dementia”, which led to Mourinho saying he had not talked about any names.
“This is his way, it is no surprise. We all know him,” Conte mentioned. “Life will go on, I‘m not worried about him.”
Conte refused to criticise his gamers after making 9 adjustments for the match towards Norwich.
“It’s a bit frustrating. We knew the difficulty of the game. When you play away in this competition it’s not easy,” he mentioned.
“In the primary half we had problem to assault however within the second half we created possibilities to attain.
“Norwich deserve to have another game. For us it’s not simple to add another game in the schedule. These are the rules though.”