English Premier League outfit Chelsea FC are focused on their new campaign with new coach Antonio Conte at the helms of affairs.
The Italian resumed finally this week at the club and was unveiled. The former coach of the Italian national team shocked people present when he said he would retain Captain John Terry whether he plays or not. The 35 year old player was lucky to have gotten another one year deal from the club and is set to continue his leadership role at the club under Conte.
The players returned to training at their Cobham base ahead of the incoming season this week. Terry posted a picture of a section of the players’ present including returning player Victor Moses, who spent last season on loan with West Ham. Some stars were missing from the pictures he posted on his Instagram account but they are all expected back as the pre season plans kicks off.
Conte was expected but he didn’t show up when the camp opened on Monday. He eventually came for his unveiling today and made a lot of statements regarding the plans for the club in the new season.
On Terry as captain, he said: “Yes, John Terry is the captain of Chelsea when he plays. When he doesn’t play, you [he is] are always the captain.” He went on to add that Terry was a great player and with great charisma. He added that he wanted the player to continue as he knows the club well.
On pressure ahead of the new campaign, he said he “was born with pressure” and that it was normal. He admits that he knows that the league is competitive with six or seven teams that can win it and that it wouldn’t be easy but that he is ready for the role. The former Juventus manager answered a lot of questions, speaking decent English, and is set to start work soonest at the club.