Conte calls on striker to improve after Inter defeat

Solenn Plantier
Июля 29, 2017

The Premier League champions were blown away by a first-half blast from Bayern Munich on Tuesday and, while Chelsea finished strongly against Inter Milan, there were further moments of defensive disarray, in addition to Stefan Jovetic and Ivan Perisic's strikes either side of the break.

Fans on social media were quick to crown Kondogbia as the scorer of the greatest own goal the game has ever seen.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has today urged new signing Alvaro Morata to work on his fitness ahead of the return of the Premier League. Frustratingly, his best moves were clever turns near the halfway line and clipped passes across the pitch to spread the play, rather than the unsafe moments in the penalty box he is renowned for.

The freak own goal led to a spell of sustained pressure on Inter in the final few minutes as Michy Batshuayi, with five goals in three pre-season games, thought he had found an equaliser in the 87th minute but was flagged for offside.

"We know it will be hard in the new season. It is important the team wins, not one individual".

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be delighted to hear that Candreva is up for sale this summer as he is reportedly desperate to add some news faces to his squad.

Perisic has also been the subject of strong transfer speculation, with Manchester United reportedly at the front of the queue for the Croatia worldwide.

Manchester United have been in negotiations over the 28-year-old but have yet to match the £48m asking price. Perisic displayed his pace with a driving run and shot at the start of the second 45 and then beat Courtois on 52 minutes with a similar move, firing a left-foot strike under the goalkeeper.

Inter sub Joao Mario should have made it 3-0 from Perisic's unselfish pass, but his low effort was saved by the boot of Courtois.

But the French midfielder Kondogbia was soon trending on Twitter with many calling his unintentional long-distance lob the best own goal of all time.

With Inter knocking the ball around, the French worldwide attempted to alleviate the pressure completely by knocking the ball back to goalkeeper Daniele Padelli from around 40 yards.

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