‘It was unlucky’ – Chelsea boss admits remorse in selling ‘key’ midfielder
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Matic performed a key function within the Blues’ Premier League title success final season earlier than being allowed to full a £40million summer time transfer to rivals United.
Chelsea might be reunited with their former participant at Old Trafford on Sunday and Conte expressed remorse on the Serbian’s Stamford Bridge departure.
“About this participant I can speak solely rather well as a result of he performed with us final season,” mentioned Conte.
“I feel he was one of many key gamers in profitable the title.
“Now Matic, sadly, is enjoying for Manchester United. I want for him the most effective.
“Not on Sunday, but in the future.”
The midfielder was an everyday for Chelsea final yr, making 35 league appearances and likewise serving to the London membership attain the FA Cup last.
Conte admitted final summer time selling the participant was a ‘huge loss’ for the champions.
But when pressed into answering why Matic was allowed to be part of a possible title rival, his former supervisor replied: “In the previous we’ve already managed this subject.
“I don’t want to come back and speak about the past because I think it’s not important, not interesting for us.”