Related

Article

Courtois confident Conte will remain at Chelsea

21 March 2017 03:39

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident contract negotiations with head coach Antonio Conte will have a "happy ending".

Conte arrived at Stamford Bridge on a three-year deal in the off-season and the Italian boss has overseen significant improvement, with Chelsea 10 points clear atop the table and closing in on the Premier League trophy.

The 47-year-old's exploits in England have enhanced his reputation amid reported interest from Serie A side Inter but Courtois backed Chelsea to retain the former Juventus coach.

"The talks are maybe just rumours, I don't know," Courtois said. "But he's important for the club and I think the club knows that, so they will do whatever to have a happy ending.

"Maybe the league will be tougher next season. It depends on other teams but I think next season we can have a big say in the Premier League and the Champions League. We'll be fine.

"You see him on the line shouting and giving us instructions as a team and that gives a good feeling to the players on the pitch so you don't switch off.

"He's a manager with a lot of passion and he's always good for all the players to see a manager who's close to us."

Sponsored links

Thursday 27 April

20:14
19:58
19:30
19:20
18:48
18:40
18:35
18:29
17:59
17:41
17:13
16:50
16:22
16:11
15:58
15:33
15:11
14:40
14:33
14:24
13:54
13:53
13:17
12:51
12:41
12:31
11:49
10:15
10:11
09:49
09:06
06:45
06:22
04:16
02:55
02:53
01:31
00:42
00:38
00:29
00:21
00:19
00:08
00:08

Wednesday 26 April

23:59
23:58
23:51
23:49
23:34
23:34
23:20
23:14
23:12
22:58
22:56
22:47
22:43
21:30
21:18
20:55
20:17
18:38
18:05
17:37
17:27
16:58
16:51
16:27
15:48
15:32
15:21
14:55
14:37
14:09
13:57
13:08
11:30
11:27
10:42
10:27
09:33
07:06
05:07
03:45
03:18
03:07
01:24
01:20
00:43
00:19
00:13
00:03

Tuesday 25 April

23:51
23:29
23:27
23:06
23:00
22:42
21:55
21:35
21:03
21:02
20:42
20:12
20:08
20:04
19:16
18:49
17:07
16:55
16:25
16:00
15:32
15:00
14:50
14:34
14:16
14:06
14:04
13:32
12:57
11:40
11:05
10:12
09:23
08:53
05:38
04:24
03:45
03:00
02:52
01:20
00:19

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 33 +40 78
2 33 +47 74
3 34 +28 66
4 32 +28 64
5 32 +26 63

Facebook