Coach Antonio Conte has been backed by Chelsea forward Pedro after he was allegedly accused by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho of being disrespectful following his team’s 4-0 win over the Red Devils on Sunday.
Based on Sky Italia, Mourinho, who was returning to Stamford Bridge for the very first time since being dismissed last December, whined that Conte was overly jubilant after Kante scored the fourth goal of Chelsea.
Conte wasn’t making humiliating gestures or jeering according to Pedro.
“He was only cheering on the fans because we had played a great game and he wanted the supporters to sing in order to help us finish the game in the best possible way.”
“I don’t know if Mou [Mourinho] considered it a lack of respect or a provocation but that was not Conte’s intention.”
The fans for this game were incredible.
There was a touchline feud between both coaches at the ending of the match.
Pedro, who worked under Mourinho last year and joined the Blues from Barcelona in the summer of 2015, didn’t give an excessive amount of conversation to the exchange between both leaders.
“We all know how Mou [Mourinho] is and the comments he makes,” Pedro mentioned in the interview with Spanish radio Cadena Ser. “But he is a great coach and I can attest to that. “Perhaps the defeat was tough on him.”
“It was unique for me,” the 29-year old said. “To rediscover my goalscoring touch gives me lots of assurance.”
The competitive nature of the victory also excited Pedro.
“It’s never easy to win in the Premier league by such a big margin,” Pedro mentioned. “We knew it was going to be a very difficult game against a Manchester United side that has great players.”
Pedro, who has started three Premier League matches for Chelsea this season, has acknowledge the skill it takes to win by such a big margin.
Chelsea is on a three-match winning streak and have kept three consecutive clean sheets.