Conte said: “My first owner, when I started to play football, it was my father. He was the owner, the coach, the kitman, the groundsman. I spent my life from the start on the pitch following the team of my father. For this reason, I have to thank him for this passion, for the passion I have for this sport.” “My father watched the game against Watford and phoned me up and said, ‘I didn’t see you with the right anger, with the right passion’. He told me that. Maybe in the future, when I become older, for sure, I have to try and stay more calm and live more relaxed the game. But I think, also, this is my strength, to stay on the touchline and push my players, to push myself.” And it is not just Conte’s father who frets when he is not doing so. “My wife and my daughter? They start to be worried when they don't see me very active. Because that means I'm not happy.” He added: “I was an assistant coach. I remember, in some games, I shouted more than the coach. A lot of times, at the end of the games, I had to say sorry. But this is my way to live the game.” “I don’t see what happens on the other bench, or what the other manager does,” he said. “In that moment, I'm alone and there is the pitch, my players, the game. I don’t see what happens because my focus is only on the pitch. It’s great this, for me.” “Sometimes, when you score early, then you don’t celebrate a lot because you know there are 70 or 80 minutes still to play,” Conte said. “If it’s near the end you understand that the win is very close, or if you score in the 90th or 91st minute, then it’s very difficult to control your emotions.” “After the game, if we win, I think there is a great peace in myself,” he said. “This is the moment that I find peace completely in my mind, in my body. I’m tired, but if we win, it’s the best moment for me. I enjoy that moment. I know that, probably, the time is two hours, three hours - especially if we play [every] three days - to enjoy this moment, and then I have to start preparing another game.