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Conte: High pressure

Antonio Conte was pleased with the manner in which his side worked to win the ball high up the pitch during our 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

Much of the post-match talk centred on the switch to a three-man defence with wing-backs, a system the Italian employed during the second half of our game against Arsenal the previous weekend.

However, he preferred to focus on the manner in which his side operated rather than simply the formation itself.

'I saw a lot of things that I like to see,' said the head coach. 'We work to put pressure to win the ball quickly, to try to play football, to put high pressure. I like this, but to do this we need a bit of time and we must change the habit of the past.

'The mentality is important. The work is good and we must continue.

'Now we have another solution, another tactical system. It depends on the game and the opponent, but I think it's a good way and in this game I'm very happy for the players because when you finish with a clean sheet after you concede two and three goals in the last four games it is important to find more confidence.

'Now I think we must continue to work. We know that to change the past we need to work a lot, together, and to understand there is a road to improve.

'Then to play games against Liverpool, Arsenal, City, United or Tottenham in another aspect.'

Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso were selected as our two wing-backs in the starting line-up and Conte also offered his thoughts on the performance of both players.

'Moses played an incredible game in defensive and offensive situations,' he said. 'It is fantastic because he is working very hard. He deserved to play and he showed me that my choice was right.

'Pedro can also play in the same way to give you the opportunity to exploit one-v-one.

'Alonso played in this role at Fiorentina. This was his first Premier League start, but in the same way as the other players he must work. He played a good game but he can improve.'

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