Conte: I didn’t mean any disrespect

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte defended himself after being accused by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho of acting disrespectfully when winning 4-0.

The Portuguese boss argued the Italian humiliated him by trying to fire up the home crowd at Stamford Bridge when the match was well out of reach.

“There were visiting fans cheering while ours remained silent despite our great performance,” Conte explained. “I only wanted our fans to applaud our players, which I think is the normal thing to do.”

The ex-Juventus coach rejected the claim that he intended to insult the former Real Madrid man.

“I respect everybody, I consider my behaviour pretty normal,” Conte clarified. “I had no intention of disrespecting anybody and I think we should focus on the match.

“My players deserved this result.”

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