Chelsea’s Antonio Conte hits back at Mourinho barb after draw with Roma

• ‘I think he has to think about his team and start looking at himself’
• Manchester United manager had said ‘other managers cry and cry’

Antonio Conte has reacted angrily to José Mourinho’s observation that “other managers cry and cry and cry” about injuries to their players, a criticism perceived to be aimed at the Chelsea manager, and suggested his opposite number at Manchester United should concentrate on his own team.

Conte has publicly bemoaned the effect a cluttered schedule has had on his squad over recent weeks and has lost N’Golo Kanté and Victor Moses to hamstring complaints, and Danny Drinkwater to a calf problem. David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Tiémoué Bakayoko all ended the Roma draw carrying new knocks, too, with Conte admitting his team are now in “an emergency situation”.

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