Chelsea may have lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich, but Antonio Conte is still happy with the resilience that his players showed to bring the result to a respectable scoreline.
Bayern scored three goals in the first 30 minutes, Rafinha and Thomas Muller with 2, were the goalscorers, but a goal just before half time, from Marcus Alonso, gave Chelsea a way back into the game. Michy Batshuayi's goal in the 85th minute left little time for Conte's team to get an equalizer.
As the Daily Mail reports, Conte was impressed with their character after initially looking like the result could end in an embarrassing scoreline.
Conte took to the club's website to say: "
"Bayern are a top club, one of the best in the world. Regularly they win the league in Germany and in the Champions League they normally reach the final or semi-final, but we must take the positives and continue to work."
Conte was quick to defend his latest big money signing Alvaro Morata: "
"We need to give him the right time to adapt to our way of football but he must be pleased with his performance."
Conte will hope that the character shown can be replicated in the coming season, as the Premier League kicks off on the 11th August.