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.
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.”