Full Press Conference: Conte talks about Matic, Candreva, Morata, Pedro, Kenedy and more

How can you avoid second season problems?

“I think the only way that I know is to work, work really hard with my players to prepare the right way for next season.

“To play Champions League next season, it is great for us and right for the club, the players are enthusiastic to play the Champions League.

“We have one competition more but we are working very well to prepare the team in the right way, to find our feet as well as possible. We will put ourselves fully into these four competitions next season.”

What’s happening with Nemanja Matic?

“I don’t like to speak about players who are not here with us.”

How is Pedro?

“Pedro, the situation was more serious because I hoped it was only concussion, he had a multiple fracture but with a mask, in ten days he could come back to work with us.”

On Kenedy’s social media posts

“About Kenedy, he understood his mistake and he is sorry for this for sure.”

What’s it like to be in Singapore and play Bayern?

“I think to play this type of game is very good , for sure in modern football to have this type of pre-season is normal, we prepared 10 days in Cobham then we prepared the season in China and now in Singpore.

“I think it is a bit tough but it is great to play here, we found a fantastic atmosphere in China and with a lot of people with the Chelsea and Arsenal shirts on. To stay in another country, so far from London, and to see this passion is great. I hope to see the same in Singapore.”

Will Morata start tomorrow?

“He is a young player who has a lot of experience in his career, he played for two big teams Real Madrid and Juventus and played difficult games in the Champions League and won the last Champions League.

“He can have a good impact in the Champions League for sure, the Premier League is different if you compare with the other countries league , this is very tough, it is physically strong, but Morata is ready. He is ready to have a good impact in the Premier League.

“Yes, in my plan it is to give him the poss to play a part in the game. For sure, not from the start as he arrived only yesterday, he stared working very strong but for sure I want to give him the chance to play some part of the game.”

Were you angry with Ospina after Pedro incident?

“About Pedro, it was an accident. It was more serious as I thought it was only a concussion but I think he needs one week to ten days to recover very well and then to wear a mask for a period. I was a player and know it was accidental. It can happen, Ospina tried to take the ball.”

What about the links to Antonio Candreva?

“It is not correct to speak about the player of another team. Candreva is Inter’s player and I have great respect for him and his team and also for my players.”

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