Antonio Conte dedicates Serie A title success to HIMSELF with the Inter Milan boss insisting ‘it was not easy’ after guiding his side to the Scudetto ‘in an extraordinary year’
- Antonio Conte’s Inter won the Serie A title and signed off in style on Sunday
- Inter thrashed Udinese 5-1 at home in front of 1,000 fans at the San Siro
- Conte has now led two different teams to the Scudetto after success with Juve
- And the Italian admitted he was extremely proud of this season’s achievement
Inter Milan coach Inter Milan dedicated the club’s Serie A title success to himself after his side finished the season in style with a 5-1 thrashing of Udinese on Sunday.
Inter won their first Scudetto in 11 years in stunning fashion, recording 91 points and signing off with a convincing victory on the final day in front of 1,000 fans at the San Siro.
And Conte, who has now coached two different clubs to the Serie A title after three previous triumphs at Juventus, insisted the path to success had not been easy and admitted he was extremely proud of himself and his work.
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte holds aloft the Serie A trophy alongside Sports Coordinator Gabriele Oriali (R)
Inter lifted their first Scudetto in 11 years at the San Siro after recording a total of 91 points
‘I dedicate it [the Scudetto] to myself,’ he said. ‘Because I know that in any case it has not been an easy path in these two years.
‘I really had to get everything out of myself. There have also been times when I have doubted things and doubted myself, but we have been strong enough to go beyond everything. We have all been good, even me.
‘I think it was the right end to an extraordinary year. Even today we played a beautiful game, we didn’t leave anything behind.
‘We have collected 91 points, scored more than 90 goals. The best defence, the second-best attack, it means having done something beautiful and important.’
Having also coached Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2017, Conte lists this season’s triumph as a brilliant achievement in a glittering coaching career which also includes a stint as the manager of the Italian national team.
Conte celebrates after Inter lifted the Serie A trophy following the season’s finale on Sunday
‘I put pressure on myself when I came to Inter, because I arrived at a team that hadn’t won, like the others, for nine years and had only watched at Juve,’ he added.
‘We worked and after a year of work we did something beautiful and incredible. It certainly wasn’t easy.
‘Having won the Scudetto with Inter, having achieved this great result gives me great satisfaction. It makes me understand that seriousness, work and sacrifice are the only weapons I can have.’
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