Conte bemoans Oscar's China move.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/s...ta-435696.htmlThe Stamford Bridge chief revealed Oscar will leave with his blessing, but also accepted football’s ever-increasing battle between ambition and money. “I think the most important thing for us must be the passion. Okay? The passion for football,” said Conte. “If you haven’t got that, it’s no good. No good. I repeat: this concept is very important. Before the money must be the passion, the passion for the sport, for football.
“We started to play when we were children without money, and only for the passion. Then, also, came money but the passion is more important than money, for me.
Funny Conte says this considering how the club he manages essentially bought their Premier League titles and the Champions League. The only reason he's managing that club right now is because they became money rich over night.
At least the Chinese clubs are owned by Chinese people and have a cap on foreign players.
Chelsea are supposed to be an English club, yet it's not unusual for them to put out a team of eleven foreign players.
This is a monster English football has created with the emergence of foreign benefactors and the importance placed on increasing the stock of the English game in places - ironically - like China.
It's all about money. And it has been ever since the Sky era.