Conte: "This is a step forward in our mentality. Sensi? He understands everything that I tell him, he was extraordinary"
Such three huge points against Cagliari for Antonio Conte and the players, very crucial to going into international break at the top of the table.
“This is a step forward in the mentality. I already said that this game would be difficult in my press conference. They all fought on the pitch and you must know how to play dirty matches and you have to be ready for putting yourself at a certain level of strength and aggression. I think we alternated good moments with those that we still need to improve on. The road ahead is very long but winning makes you have more trust and improve the overall morale. But they must control the game better.”
Talk about Sensi.
“We are talking about someone that understands everything I tell him. Today, I think he was a bit quiet in the first half but he stepped up and it was extraordinary. We have players who have characteristics that I had: Vecino, Barella, Brozovic must play in the mezzala role and the same with Sensi. We must get everyone to top condition and I have high expectation for Vecino and Gagliardini. The way the Uruguayan plays, he can be enhanced greatly in this system and Gaglia must return to the player that we liked in the past. Sensi understood it immediately, Barella is taking a bit more effort. Nicolo cannot play in front of the defense, he is more of a mezzala and he has everything to become really good.”