The Italian is considered one of the head coaches in Europe after spells at the head of Juventus and Chelsea. Antonio won three consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus and spent two years in England, where he led the Blues in the Premier League and FA Cup.
Costa and Conte conflict
According to Diego Costa, Antonio Conte may have won league titles in Italy and England. But the Inter coach would not have lasted the season at the head of Real Madrid. The Italian is considered one of the head coaches in Europe after spells at the head of Juventus and Chelsea. Antonio won three consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus and spent two years in England, where he led the Blues in the Premier League and FA Cup. During a performance at Chelsea, Conte ran with Costa and via text message informed the striker that he was not being sought at the club. The Spanish international eventually returned to Atletico Madrid and has since been an active critic of the coach and Chelsea.
Deficit of the “human”
Costa, 31, says that he no longer has problems with Conte and admits that he is a talented coach, even if he has a deficit of the “human” touch necessary for success in a team like Real Madrid. “Antonio and I had problems off the field, but I think he is an excellent manager,” Costa told reporters. “I have no grudges against Conte, but to be a top manager, Antonio needs to change the human side of his leadership. He is very suspicious. In a team like, say, Real Madrid, he would never have lasted a season. “Although he was born in Brazil, Diego made just two games for the national team before switching to fidelity to Spain. The attacker faced criticism for his decision, but, according to him, the former head of Brazil, Luiz Felipe Scolari, made it easy.
“After a friendly match against Russia, he said that he would call me again because I had not played for many minutes,” he added. “I think it was easy to get into the head,” I remember, several forwards were injured, but Scolari would not have selected me. I remained silent but was not selected for the Confederations Cup. “The opportunity for Spain appeared, and I accepted. How could I refuse?” Suddenly they started saying that Scolari wants me. He never called me. How could it be that he needed me? “Then I saw how it is written that I destroyed the dreams of millions of Brazilians. Why not say that he was not looking for me? Then it’s easy.”