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Conte: “Perisic is not the right player for the wing-back position.”

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After the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United in the 1st International Champions Cup game, Antonio Conte gave his thoughts about the game:

“I’ve seen a positive commitment from the players and this is important at a time that is not easy because of a period of intense training. There is so much to improve in the possession phase and when pressuring the opposition but these are things that after a few days it is difficult to put into practice. There is an important basis that is the positive spirit and the desire to work hard. We have to work on everything, the time to recover from this match is very limited, we do not only have to play the games but also to train in order to improve and evaluate the important moments of the match.”


“We’re working, but the answers are not positive. I don’t think he’s right for the role I’m asking him for (wing-back). As a result, he can only play as a striker at the moment. On the other hand, I saw a great Dalbert, who can play in this role. We knew that it would be difficult in these games, it will be so for the whole pre-season and it will be difficult for many reasons. We have to appreciate the will that the boys have put on the field, the desire to fight.”