Antonio Conte insists he is committed to seeing out contract with Chelsea, despite talk linking the Italian with a move back to Italy for national team coach. Antonio Conte insists that he is focused on seeing out his agreement with Chelsea, despite talk linking him with a return to the Italy national team.

Antonio Conte confirmed he had no plans to speak with Italian FA vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta over the Italy jobs and plans to see out his contract the bridge. Costacurta claimed he would travel to London to discuss with Conte who is currently feeling the heat at the bridge after Chelsea’s Wednesday 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth.

The club’s heaviest defeat since April 2016. Conte ruled out the possibility of Italian return when asked whether he was harboring any plans. Costacurta is a friend and we played together in the national team in 1994 Conte confirmed. Conte coached Italy to the quarter-final of Euro 2016 where they were beaten by Germany. I still have 18 months of contract with Chelsea and my intention is to see it off. Chelsea have struggled this year with just a single league win. Their failure to reach the Carabao cup finals have led to speculation of a possible departure for Antonio Conte with former Barcelona coach tipped as his replacement. Conte also welcomed the pressure surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge as his side take on Watford on Monday night football with the Italian coach.

The Chelsea boss said that he is yet to understand the reason for the waves of pressure on him so far but admitted that pressure is normal and essential to life. He also admitted that his player are ready to impress even in the wake of their loss to Bournemouth.