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On Sky Sport News, today, it was reported that Antonio Conte praised the “personality” of his side’s performance as Chelsea became the first English side to win at Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea, with the success recorded in the match, claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to top Champions League Group C with two wins from two games.

According to the report, Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi proved there is life after Diego Costa as Chelsea fought back to win in Atletico’s first European game at their new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano home.

It was really thrilling as Costa, whose return to Atletico was completed on Tuesday, watched on as Chelsea responded from David Luiz’s concession of a penalty scored by Antoine Griezmann.

Morata headed in Eden Hazard’s cross for his seventh goal in eight games for Chelsea, before Batshuayi struck with the final kick of the game.

Conte said: “You can win, but if you win only to defend, to go and counter attack there isn’t the right satisfaction.

“Instead to come here and to show we are ready to play… it’s very important.

“We must play always with the same personality, the same desire to play football and to try through the play to deserve to win.

“The answer tonight was very positive.”

It was further reported that Atletico boss Diego Simeone conceded his side were second best.

Simeone said: “Chelsea were the better team. The draw was a good result for us, but at the very end they had the patience to move the ball round very well and scored at the last second.

“We couldn’t really play our game because our rival was better. They had better intensity, they were better at a tactical level.

“We were never comfortable. It was a fair victory for Chelsea because they just played better.”

 

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