Chelsea’s lack of Champions League and overall low morale was expected to hurt the squad in terms of players staying back at the club. Until the arrival of Antonio Conte that is.
One of the popular names embroiled with an exit of the club has been Nemanja Matic. First linked with Manchester United and later with Juventus, it looked like the Serbian is heading for an exit in the summer. But now he has publicly spoken about his decision to stay back at Stamford Bridge and has also disclosed the reason behind it. It is Antonio Conte.
In a recent interview with Standard Sport, the player said that after the arrival of Conte he had a special feeling and that has made him change his mind about leaving. Conte has most likely encouraged him to do better. The coach has apparently told him that he will make Matic one of the best midfielders in the world.