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Antonio Conte dedicates the Scudetto to himself

Mon 24 May 2021 | 8:39

The Nerazzurri coach says winning the Serie A title has been a difficult goal to accomplish.

Inter

crushed

Udinese

5-1 in their last fixture of the season, ending their remarkable campaign with style.

Antonio Conte

’s team won the Scudetto with 91 points from their 38 games as they finished

Juventus

’ nine-year domestic run. In a post-match interview, Conte spoke about his side’s title-winning campaign.

“I think it was the right end to an extraordinary year,”

Conte told Inter’s

Twitch channel

.

“Even today we played a beautiful game, we didn’t leave anything behind.

“I asked the lads to do this, against a Udinese side who held us to 0-0 I the first leg. With this being the last game and having already won, it shows the lads have the right mentality, they want to win every game and all credit to them.

“We have collected 91 points, scored more than 90 goals. The best defence, the second-best attack, it means having done something beautiful and important.”

The Italian coach is delighted by the fans’ return to the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.

“Having some fans at the stadium was nice. They weren’t many, but they were warm, they helped us,” he said. “There’s not much to say about how we were welcomed before the game, about what we saw after the match. All these people…

“It must make us very happy because we know we have given something beautiful to the fans who, regardless of whether things go well or not, are always on our side.”

Conte considers the title as a special achievement in his career. The coach has won trophies with

Chelsea

and Juventus but says ending Juventus’ nine-year dominance in Serie A is a remarkable triumph.

“I definitely place it among the achievements, because it wasn’t easy,”

Conte said.

“I put pressure on myself when I came to Inter, because I arrived at a team that hadn’t won, like the others, for nine years and had only watched at Juve.

“We worked and after a year of work we did something beautiful and incredible. It certainly wasn’t easy.

“Having won the Scudetto with Inter, having achieved this great result gives me great satisfaction. It makes me understand that seriousness, work and sacrifice are the only weapons I can have.

“We have all been very, very good: me, the players and the club.”

When asked to whom he would like to dedicate the trophy, Conte responded:

“I dedicate it to myself,”

he said.

“Because I know that in any case it has not been an easy path in these two years.

“I really had to get everything out of myself. There have also been times when I have doubted things and doubted myself, but we have been strong enough to go beyond everything.

“We have all been good, even me.”


source: SportMob