Antonio Conte only 'satisfied' with Chelsea's season so far
Last Updated: 08/05/17 7:40am
Antonio Conte says he will only be "satisfied" with his debut Premier League season unless he leads Chelsea to the title.
The Italian has been an instant success in his first year in English football and his Blues side currently hold a four-point lead over second-placed Tottenham with four games left to play, while they are also in the FA Cup final.
Conte admits such a situation means he has already surpassed the brief he was assigned when he first arrived at the club - to qualify for the Champions League.
Chelsea's next assignment sees them face Middlesbrough on Monday Night Football at Stamford Bridge and Conte admits there will be no margin for error as he bids to complete a "fantastic season".
"In this part of the season it is very difficult to recover if you make mistakes," he told Sky Sports News HQ. "It is important to keep that concentration and to stay focused.
"This is my first season and it's been very good for me, it's been a great experience. It's my first time working as a coach in another country, and I'm satisfied with my impact in this league.
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"But I want to arrive at the end and be a winner with the club and the fans. It's important for this to be a fantastic season and they only way to do that is to win.
"The expectation for Chelsea was not high, it was to try to fight to finish in the Champions League. This situation pushed me to change the opinion of the press and the people who watch football."