Never Will I Buy A Selfish Player For Chelsea !!! – Says CONTE
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has vowed never to bring a selfish player to the club.
Conte was reacting to suggestions that Eden Hazard could reach Lionel Messi’s level, if he becomes more selfish on the pitch. But the Italian insists he would rather lose a game than have such player in his squad.
Speaking in a news conference at Cobham on Monday, Conte also dismissed the idea that Messi plays selfishly.
“No, no, no, absolutely not,” Conte said when asked if Hazard should be more selfish.
“I don’t think that a player like Messi is a selfish player. The first target for every great champion is to play for the team and to put your talent into the team. If you do this, the team [increases] your talent.
“The best players in the world don’t exist without a team. For me, it’s sad to listen to this, that a player must ‘be more selfish’ to reach the top level. That’s very sad. It’s not my idea of football and I will never understand this. Never, never. In my team, I don’t want selfish players.
“I prefer to lose a game than to have a selfish player. For me, I don’t want this and I can’t accept this. I don’t want my club to buy me a selfish player one day. Never. No.”