Antonio Conte’s return is imminent.
At a press conference against Chelsea held on the 24th (hereafter Korean time), head coach Christian Stellini said “very close” when asked about the timing of Conte’s return. Tottenham will play round 25 of the English Premier League메이저사이트 (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season with Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 10:30 pm on the 26th.
After undergoing surgery for cholecystitis, Conte is recovering in Italy. He also vacates the bench against Chelsea. Coach Stellini takes his place.
Coach Stellini said, “Coach Conte can’t be with Chelsea either. But I can feel his energy and his return is very close. Compared to when he had surgery three weeks ago, Conte communicates a lot more.”
The interesting thing is that coach Stellini boasts a 100% win rate as a ‘representative’ even though it is three games. He won the 2-1 come-from-behind victory by taking the baton in the final match of the European Champions League group stage against Marseille, which coach Conte was absent due to a sending off penalty. He also won against Manchester City on the 6th and West Ham on the 20th, replacing manager Conte, who had surgery for cholecystitis.
However, coach Stellini did not cross the line until the end. “Conte is fully involved now. I feel like he’s here,” he said. “He can watch the training. He calls me three or four times during the day and even at night. Conte is involved in every situation and every decision. “he emphasized.
Son Heung-min was excluded from the selection against West Ham. There was a twist. Substituted in the 23rd minute of the second half, he scored a key goal in the 4th minute and showed off his strength.
The Chelsea game is also interested in the choice of Son Heung-min and Richarlison. Coach Stellini said, “The match against West Ham was a decision that took into consideration the condition of the players. Richarlison recovered 100%, and Son Heung-min had problems for a while.” “Players with problems need time to recover to prepare for the next game. do,” he explained.
He also emphasized, “We now have to play 4 games in 10 days. Every game will be difficult. If one player is 100% and the other is 70%, you have to choose a player who is 100%.”
Son Heung-min’s return to the starting lineup depends on the final decision of manager Conte, who is in charge of the team remotely.