Former Chelsea and now Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has reacted to the sanction imposed on the Blues by the UK government as a result of their ties with Roman Abramovich.
Conte, in a statement, said he felt sorry for Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel at a time like this.
Recall that assets belonging to Roman Abramovich were frozen by the UK government as he was also handed a travel ban.
All of this is attributed to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
Chelsea will still be allowed to play, having been given a special sporting licence, which allows football activities to continue.
Conte was at Chelsea for two years, where he won the Premier League title.
“Honestly, it’s a pity, also because I was coach in this club, in Chelsea, I enjoyed two seasons.
“Also, I won two titles, I worked in this club.
“It’s a pity to listen to this situation, it’s not simple for the players, it’s not simple for Thomas Tuchel, for the fans, for the whole environment, Chelsea environment,” Conte told a press conference today.