“I’d like to have played with Zlatan,” Reveals Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conference.

Reuters / Tony O’Brien 

Ahead of Manchester United’s big clash against Chelsea, Blue’s Antonio Conte has revealed that he wished he had stayed for another year and played alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Juventus.

The 47-year-old gaffer spent more than a decade with Juventus before hanging his cleats in 2004, and it was the same year when the then 22-year-old Zlatan arrived at the Old Lady from Ajax, before moving to Inter. And now, Conte has revealed that he’d have liked to line-up with him at Juventus.

“When Zlatan arrived at Juventus, I finished my career,” Conte said.

“It was a pity because I’d like to have played with him.”

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The Red Devils are up against Chelsea this Sunday and there is no denying the fact that Zlatan will be a big threat for the Blues in their pursuit of the first title under Conte.

Speaking about the same, Conte warned his players by saying: “We must have good defensive organisation, and we must pay attention because, when he attacks the box, he’s very dangerous.

“Also when he receives the ball, he’s dangerous. He’s a dangerous player.

“For this reason, I think my players must pay great attention and great concentration tomorrow to stop him, and not only one player, but the team.”


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