Antonio Conte blast United boss Jose Mourinho, suggesting the Manchester United manager is suffering from ‘demenza senile’ – Italian for senile dementia – after his remarks about touchline ‘clowns jibe’.
It was quoted he aimed a dig at Conte and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Mourinho said on Thursday: ‘Since I don’t act as a comedian on the touchline, it implies that I lost my energy?’
Conte was angry accordingly, saying: ‘I imagine that he needs to see himself before, possibly he was talking about himself previously, no doubt.
Perhaps some of the time I surmise that somebody overlook what they said previously or which is his practices and at times I think there is, I don’t have a clue about the name, demenza senile, when you are a bit, when you overlook what you do before.’
Carlo Cudicini, who goes about as an intermittent interpreter for Conte at his question and answer sessions, guaranteed he intended to state ‘amnesia’ as opposed to decrepit dementia.
Whenever inquired as to whether it was disturbing that an opponent chief was talking about his players, Conte included: ‘I imagine that it is extremely odd in light of the fact that I don’t care to talk about the other manager, other players.
‘I surmise that is a type of regard you should have and I rehash that occasionally for instance, Wenger overlooks that in the last couple of match we complete the game with 10 men when they won FA Cup and Community Shield and I think the ref choices were somewhat bizarre, you get it?
‘I can talk, in the event that I need I can discuss official choice for one month however I would prefer not to do this since we should have regard for the choice.
Conte, who confirmed Ross Barkley’s imminent signing from Everton, also had barbed words for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after his claim that Eden Hazard dived to win a penalty in their 2-2 draw on Wednesday.
‘I think if Arsene Wenger watched the game again, understand that he was very lucky during the game for refereeing decisions,’ he said.