All that screaming, running, celebrating, and berating takes quite the toll on Antonio Conte‘s body.
Known as one of the Premier League’s most animated managers, the Chelsea boss went into detail about the beating he takes on matchdays.
“I finish the game and I’m destroyed. I think I lose 2-3 kilos (over six pounds) during the game,” Conte told reporters in Singapore after Chelsea’s preseason loss to Inter Milan. “I try to transfer all my passion into my work. I know that in the future it will be very difficult to continue to have this because to stay on the touchline and have this passion, you must have a lot of strength.”
Conte suggested that as he progresses through his career and his body can handle less stress, he could tone down his antics.
“In the future my strength will be less and then maybe I will try to keep myself calm and more seated.”
The Blues fell to Inter 2-1 on Saturday, their second loss of the preseason. Ivan Perisic scored to wipe off the damage done by a wild own-goal from Geoffrey Kondogbia.