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Conte Has 'Nothing To Prove' Ahead Of Chelsea Return

Conte Has 'Nothing To Prove' Ahead Of Chelsea Return

Antonio Conte says he has nothing to prove to Chelsea ahead of his first return to Stamford Bridge since leaving in the summer of 2018.

Conte will take his Tottenham Hotspurs side to West London for the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

The 52-year-old Italian spent two seasons at Chelsea between 2016 and 2018, winning the Premier League in his debut campaign and the FA Cup the following season.

Conte was dismissed after a highly publicised fallout with the Chelsea hierarchy before going back to Italy to win the Serie A title for Inter Milan for the first time in eleven years.

Ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge, Conte has fond memories of his time at the current European champions but insists he has nothing to prove to them.

"I think in my position, I mustn't prove anything to anyone," Conte said in his pre-match interview.

"I am a manager with experience and I have continued to do an important job in other teams."

"It will be great to come back to Stamford Bridge. It's the first time after I left Chelsea.

"What I can say is I spent two amazing seasons, I created a lot of friendships in the club. We did a really important, good job. I also enjoyed the work there.

"I have to tell thanks to Chelsea because they gave me the possibility to work in England. It will be good and emotional to come back to Stamford Bridge.

"But now I am the manager of Tottenham and I want to give this club 100 per cent."

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