Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has debunked speculations that he is unhappy at the club and insists he is calmer this season, after winning the Premier League title in his first season.
There have been some reports that Conte and the Blues transfer chiefs have had a rift over the players that have been brought into the side this summer.
“No. Honestly, I’m very calm,” Conte responded when asked why he seems grumpier than normal.
“I’m relaxed much better than last season. Yeah, much better. Because you learn. You learn also to work for the new club. Last season was my first time. Now, after a year of experience, I learned a lot from the past.
“For this reason, I think I am more relaxed and am enjoying better the situation than last season. That’s my impression, anyway. Honestly. Yes, yes. I am still having language lessons. Two hours, three days a week. After one season you start to learn a lot of situations.
“You start to live with a lot of situations. Last season was totally new for me, for myself. It’s normal [to have tensions], when you are at a great team, this is normal. You see it also when you stay in Italy, at a club like Juventus or Inter Milan, it’s the same.
“Yeah, when I won the league. That was the best moment for me, to let myself relax. I enjoyed that moment a lot. But now, I repeat, this is the past. Now it’s important to try and write another story with Chelsea.
“The past stays there. It’s beautiful if you see the past, but the most important things now are the present and to build a really good future for the club.”
Chelsea began the defence of their Premier League title with a 3-2 home defeat to Burnley, before beating Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley last weekend.