Video: Antonio Conte messes up injury update in hilarious fashion

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Antonio Conte has had mixed fortunes since replacing interim boss Guus Hiddink as Chelsea manager.

The 47-year-old joined the club in the summer, leaving his post as Italy boss after two years at the helm. He took the Azzurri to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 where they were knocked out on penalties by Germany.

He was expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge and lift the gloom surrounding the place from last year's very forgettable season.

But despite a much better start than the beginning of last year, there is still a sense that they are continuing to be troubled by the events from the 2015/16 season.

Even Conte himself has admitted that he feels the squad still haven't got over last year's disappointment.

But it appears that the Italian is enjoying the job at hand, and that was evident in the press conference he took part in, prior to their clash with Manchester United on Sunday.


When trying to explain to the press Cesc Fabregas' injury, his words got lost in translation and he ended up saying something rather funny, if not peculiar.

He said: “Fabregas had a small muscular injury in a strange part of his body. I hope he will be back very soon. Ivanovic is also recovering. Zouma came back to training with the U21s this week, next week I want him to join us.”

So that's great news on the Ivanovic and Zouma fronts, but what did he say about Fabregas? "Small muscular injury in a strange part of his body," now that does sound like a rather interesting thing to publicly announce.

It led Press Association's Matt McGeehan to ask what everyone else was thinking.

You can see the video below.

Full credit to BeanymanSports for the video -

The question resulted with laughs all round, including from Conte, who was quick to understand how his comments could have been misconstrued. 

After the laughter died down, the Italian went on to clarify that the injury was a small muscular problem in a part of his thigh that doesn't normally get injured.

So there we have it. We've discovered Conte has a sense of humour and that he isn't feeling the strain of the job at hand. We'll see if anything has changed after the return of Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge this weekend.


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