Antonio Conte sends honest message to Chelsea fans about Marcos Alonso
Antonio Conte has been delighted by Marcos Alonso's recent performances for Chelsea
Antonio Conte has admitted his delight about Marcos Alonso’s recent form for Chelsea after he scored in the Blues’ 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Alonso has been in good form for the west London side this term and has been a regular fixture in the team, starting all 22 of the Blues’ Premier League games so far.
After Eden Hazard had cancelled out Jack Wilshere’s opener in the second half at The Emirates, Alonso coolly fired home from close range to put Chelsea 2-1 up.
However, Hector Bellerin netted late on to snatch a draw and a point for Arsene Wenger’s men.
Nevertheless, Conte has admitted that he has been thrilled by the 27-year-old wing-back’s performances for Chelsea in recent weeks as he heaped praise on Alonso after the game.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Conte said: “I ask our wing-backs to fill the box and try to score and don’t forget, he also is good with his head also and with free-kicks.
“He is in a good period and his confidence is up, and I am very happy for him.”
Alonso will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to FA Cup action on Saturday night with a third-round clash against Norwich City.
The Blues are currently in third place in the Premier League table as they look to finish as high as possible following their impressive title triumph last season.