Conte preens after 10-man Inter stays perfect ahead of Juve tilt

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Antonio Conte is showing his feathers after Inter Milan overcame an Alexis Sanchez red card to beat Sampdoria 3-1 on Saturday.

Alexis, who scored in the match, was shown a second yellow card for simulation in the 46th minute. Inter led 2-0 at the time, but held on to improve its league record to 6-0. Inter still had 55 percent possession against Serie A’s surprising bottom dwellers.

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Conte, of course, was a Premier League champion at Chelsea, but forced out of the club for Maurizio Sarri. He seems pretty thrilled to speak to his tactical acumen after the win. From football-italia:

“I am a coach who always gives a precise idea of football to his team. I seem to set the fashion, because when I went to England, nobody played with three at the back, then even the England team started playing that way. I come back to Italy and we’re seeing more teams with three-man defenses.”

“(The red card) would’ve killed any team, but not us. I seem to set the fashion in tactics.”

Conte boasts three Serie A titles with Juve, a Serie B crown from Bari, and his Premier League championship from Chelsea. Imagine his swagger if Inter ends Juve’s incredible 8-year scudetti run.

Inter hosts Juventus a week from Sunday.