Conte, who trained Chelsea for the first time on Wednesday at the club's Cobham base, expects his players to run themselves into the ground in their quest for success.
New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has played down the managerial lineup in the Premier League next season and insisted it is what happens on the pitch that matters.
"When he plays, when he doesn't play".
"John Terry signed a contract as a player, not as a different role", Conte told reporters on Thursday (14 July) during his first press conference in west London. He is a captain of this team, a great player with a great personality. In the coming days we can buy one, two or three players, I don't know.
"All the decisions we take together as a club".
John Terrt signed a new one year contract after Conte was confirmed as manager at the club. We must think of the present, to work very hard every day every week, every month to be something more important.
"I'm very happy. I spoke with him at different times and for me it was the most important thing that John when he signed was very, very happy".
Looks like he's not quite done yet anyway. We need to go back to winning, to playing the Champions League and winning the title. He knows "only this verb: work, work, work" but is "very happy with this".
"We are under-rated a bit, and might slip under the radar", Conte said, "but I hope there's a small flame flickering here that can hopefully grow into a blazing inferno". But players who can reinforce us for the season. The London side has won back-to-back UEFA Under-19 Champions League titles - now known as UEFA Youth League - signaling the amount of talent the club has in their academy.Ruben Loftus-Cheek has shown glimpses of what he is capable of in midfield with his energetic performances. "For this reason I like to work on all aspects". "I hope to be a good name, not bad". I know that this league is very, very hard because there are six or seven teams who can win the title. "I think I can improve a lot, my players".
Chelsea's fall from grace really should be temporary and it would be little surprise to see them challenge for the title once again, especially given the presence of another classy attacking player added to their ranks in Michy Batshuayi.
"I want to transfer my methods to the players".
Conte is the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following in the footsteps of Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Di Matteo.