Jose Mourinho showed he's a 'little man' - Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Ruben Hill
January 10, 2018

"I think he has to see himself in the past _ maybe he was speaking about himself in the past".

Talking about Mourinho's past with Chelseas, Conte said, "There is a person that continues to look here".

The Chelsea manager, clearly furious at Mourinho's latest salvo regarding Conte's ban for failing to report match-fixing while working in Italy, used the majority of his press conference after the 0-0 draw at Norwich to leave no doubt of the contempt in which he holds his Manchester United counterpart.

While he believes that life will go on irrespective of whether Mourinho feels the need to comment again, Conte did concede that he is looking forward to Chelsea's upcoming tie with United when both can "clarify in a room" what has happened, "me and him".

After Conte questionably called Mourinho "senile", Mourinho said on Friday: 'The only thing I want to say to Antonio Conte is that, yes, I made my mistakes in the past on the touchline.

"It is very hard to answer this type of comment because I think when a person's target is to offend, to insult another a person, I think that you are a little, little man", the Italian told BT Sport after Saturday's 0-0 draw at Carrow Road.

In his response, Conte on Friday asked Mourinho to remember his antics at touchline in the past and said that he might be suffering from "senile dementia". There is a story to speak for him and for me. Then when Ranieri was sacked [by Leicester City] he put on a shirt [with initials on it in support of] Ranieri. It doesn't change your opinion to be more sympathetic or not.

'If you want to fight a person, you try to kill this person.

This spectacular escalation in tension between Conte and Mourinho means all eyes will be on the Old Trafford touchline when Chelsea visit United in the Premier League on February 25, and the Italian insisted he will relish the occasion. And then after two years you try to help this person, because maybe it's good for you, for your profile'.

"The situation is very clear", he continued.

Conte and Mourinho will face each other in the Premier League on February 26 when Chelsea travel to Old Trafford. I'm ready. I don't know if he's ready'.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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