Is Antonio Conte too demanding of the Azzurri?

Antonio Conte’s focus on physique and intensity may be what Italy needs, but Mina Rzouki reflects on the complexities in delivering it.

Those who knew him were surprised. Antonio Conte was the new Coach of Italy and for a man who salivates over the notion of working non stop, thriving on the pressure of everyday footballing life, it was a surprise he wanted to take charge of the Azzurri.

A tremendous winner, what Conte achieved with Juventus was record-breaking. Creating them in his own image, the key to his success lay in his ability to transmit that hunger, that intoxicating desire for success. Together with the players every day, he guided, demanded and implored them to give everything they had for the win.

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