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25th Jul 2016

Antonio Conte’s training sessions sound absolutely brutal

This would be hell...

Robert Redmond

Antonio Conte appeared to threaten to kill one of his players during Italy’s win over Belgium.

So we can’t say we’re surprised to learn that his training sessions are intense experiences. However, judging by his pre-Euro 2016 training sessions, Chelsea’s players are currently experiencing an extremely testing pre-season.

According to football journalist Miguel Delaney, before the Euros, Antonio Conte laid on this training session for his players:

  • 100m flat-out sprint followed by 20-seconds rest, repeated for seven minutes.
  • 75m flat-out sprint followed by 15-seconds rest, repeated for seven minutes.
  • 50m flat-out sprint followed by 10-seconds rest, repeated for seven minutes.

If this was his training sessions after the end of a long season, imagine what Chelsea’s players are currently going through.

Conte has become very well-known for what he puts his players through, both during his time in charge at Italy and throughout his spell as Juventus manager.

After having to get used to the methods of both Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink last season, some members of the Blues’ squad may be in for a bit of a surprise as the new season approaches.

Chelsea lost the first game of Conte’s reign, a 2-0 reverse against Rapid Vienna. They’ll hope that doesn’t mean things get even tougher than planned.