‘I am not crazy’ – Conte rants about Man Utd loanee Sanchez

Date published: Sunday 12th January 2020 4:46

Alexis Sanchez Inter Milan

Antonio Conte says he is “not crazy” after leaving Alexis Sanchez on the bench for Inter Milan’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta on Saturday.

The Chilean has only made four appearances in all competitions for Inter this season after they signed him from Manchester United on a season-long loan.

Sanchez suffered an ankle injury in September and hasn’t played since but has been on Inter’s bench in their last two Serie A matches against Napoli and Atalanta.

And Conte seemed critical after being asked why Sanchez didn’t start for the Nerazzurri.

“You mention Sanchez – well gentlemen, players must be fit to play,” Conte said in quotes via the Manchester Evening News.

“I am not crazy. So, either I am a moron, or I want to hurt myself. I believe one plus one equals two. If you make one plus one equal five…

“If I put someone out of our line-up it is for a reason. It is not about performing a hara-kiri or because I am a mad man.”

 

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