Inter’s Conte fumes over media’s fixation on formations

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ROME (AP) — Only three rounds into his Serie A return, new Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte is already fed up with the local media’s obsession with tactics and the “modulo” — Italian for formation.
Known for his three-man defense, Conte was asked if he would change to a more traditional four-man backline.
“Only in Italy are we fixated on formations,” Conte snapped at a reporter’s question over the “modulo.” ”I’ve coached in England and they’re not the least bit interested in that there. I want to see courage and intensity, which we’re trying to express. The rest is all crap.”

When Conte guided Juventus to three straight Serie A titles from 2012-14, his “BBC” defense of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini was the backbone of the club’s success.
When he took over Chelsea in 2016, he used a 4-1-4-1 formation during dispiritin

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