Inter Milan coach Conte: Chelsea spell taught me to be flexible

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Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte says he learned to be more flexible in his tactics during his time at Chelsea.

Conte spoke of the systems he's used over his career, which he had to change while in England.

“I took inspiration from non-professional coaches rather than those who studied at Coverciano," the Inter tactician said.

“At the beginning of my career, I used a 4-2-4 system. Then I switched to a three-man defence, it's more offensive because you can attack with five players.

“When I moved to Chelsea I used a 4-2-4, but I had to change because Hazard, Willian and Pedro struggled to cope with defensive duties on the flanks. Again, I switched to a three-man defence. The idea must be adapted to the players. I see football as a scholar: reshaping ideas makes the difference between coaches."