Conte lauds Willian as Chelsea face Barcelona

Marcos Alonso was full of praise for former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique

Marcos Alonso was full of praise for former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique

'The tactics were the same against Barcelona [in the Champions League],' Conte said.

"The most important thing for us is to go game by game and not look too far forward", he said.

"We don't have that experience and you have to build the experience over years".

"I didn't see a lot of shots on goal from Manchester City, and this is very odd". When you play against City there is the possibility to lose the game.

Iniesta missed the La Liga leader's 2-0 win over bottom side Malaga on Saturday after picking up a hamstring injury in last week's victory over Atletico Madrid.

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'We did not play with our qualities and if Alvaro Morata or Giroud is playing, it's easier to play with long balls.

'For sure, we have to improve.

"But the tactics were the same against Barcelona and, against Barcelona, I didn't listen to anyone complaining".

But Blues boss Conte said: "Don't forget you are talking about a team with many players with great experience". I think that on Sunday he was well but, at the same time, it was right not to take a risk.

The Belgian has played a starring role in two Premier League title triumphs since his arrival at the club back in the summer of 2012, firmly etching his name into the Chelsea hall of fame.

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But for the trip to Paris Jones has kept faith with Courtney Lawes, Chris Robshaw and Nathan Hughes in the back row. That has not happened this year as Les Bleus seem to be struggling with fitness levels late in their games.

Asked how he feels about players voicing their dissatisfaction to the press, Conte replied with a story from his past.

'That's a pity. We could have played on for three hours, but I wouldn't touch a ball. "Sometimes it is important also to share the responsibility with the players that you have to prepare for this type of game", he said. [At] Juventus, with [Marcello] Lippi.

"We have to prepare for that game in the right ways, they are a strong team, the game will be totally different compared to today but we have three days to decide with the players the right plan". During the break I did an interview. I like to talk with the players face to face, or in meetings with all the players. They killed me another time, gave me a big, big fine. In front of the players.

'After training, the club called me.

"We tried to finish the game, but I think that their goalkeeper made good saves and we hit the post", he added. I was on the bench against Piacenza.

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