Chelsea’s thrilling victory over Watford relieved some pressure from Antonio Conte, who admitted in the run up to the game that he felt it. After the win?
“The performance was a good performance because to concede the equaliser at the end of the first and then go down in first part of the second half, our confidence in that moment was low,” the Italian told Sky Sports News afterwards.
“My players showed me that we have the attitude to fight and change the situation and get a different result. It was very important. It is not simple because we are facing difficult situations but the spirit and commitment is right. I’m satisfied for the performance.”
“I feel a lot of pressure, but not about the pressure of the club sacking me.
“I trust in my work and I try to give everything for the club that I am working. I do that this season.
“Honestly I will never be worried for this, never.
“I want to give satisfaction to the fans, that is the pressure. They try to push us every game and support us.
“That is the type of pressure. When I go to my house I am happy because I know I am giving 150%.”
It was a heck of a morning for Batshuayi, who took two of his chances and wasn’t put off by several moments where he could’ve done something special but failed to find the right footing.
As for Conte, he’ll feel better ahead of a League Cup visit from Everton and a league trip to Bournemouth.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been waiting for a star turn for some time, and now that it’s arrived he’s sounded like an Antonio Conte disciple.
“Starting on the bench is a difficult moment for me but I stay focused every day to work hard and train hard,” Batshuayi said. “Today I did my job and scored two goals.”
Sure did. Batshuayi replaced an Alvaro Morata who perhaps got a bit caught up in the snippy side of a chippy 4-2 win over visiting Watford on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.