“Every coach wants to win. I don’t care if a player is young or old. If a 36-year-old makes me happy…”

Every coach wants to win. I don’t care if a player is young or old. If a 36-year-old makes me happy and helps me to win I will put him in and it’s the same for a 16-year-old, I’m ready to do it. Don’t forget, my first appearance in Serie A was when I was just 16. I think I’m the first person to trust the young players if they deserve the chance and give me the possibility to win, because I want to win, not lose. “

“Now we have a clear example [of success] with Andreas Christensen. He played on loan for two years with Borussia Monchengladbach, now he’s in our squad and he’s played in nearly every game. He’s ready to play in the Champions League and play from the start with us. For young players it’s important to find the right path and have good experience to be ready to play for Chelsea.

Antonio Conte on giving youth a chance

Source: Chelsea FC

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