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Conte hits back after Roy Keane labels his wards unprofessional

Conte hits back after Roy Keane labels his wards unprofessional

- Antonio Conte has defended his players following claims by Roy Keane that they are unprofessional

- The Italian tactician rubbished the claim by the Manchester United legend stressing that his players have been committed

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has stood up to the defense of his players following Roy Keane's claims that his wards are unprofessional.

The Manchester United legend stated that Chelsea players are unprofessional for their behavior in recent seasons in the Premier League.

Speaking about speculation surrounding Conte’s future on ITV Sport, Keane said: ‘These Chelsea lads are so unprofessional because when they go and win the League and the last few years, they downed tools under different managers. It’s shocking behavior,''

Antonio Conte has now responded to Roy Keane's statement claiming that his players have been committed to the cause this season in the Premier League.

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Asked about Keane's comments, the Italian said: ''No, no. As you know very well, in every moment I have underlined the commitment of the players.

''I think that, in these 18 months, we built a great mentality. In every training session I see great commitment and great behavior. Under this aspect, I'm very happy,'' The former Juventus coach said in a press conference.

Chelsea are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League standings with 53 points from 27 games and they are 19 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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