New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had admitted he has taken to dosing himself with lozenges to keep his voice in check.
The Italian coach, who is currently on a pre-season tour of the United States with his side, has been yelling so much he requires the throat lozenges to keep his voice from waning, reports The Sun.
Conte has been ripping into his side as he attempts to orchestrate their switch to a new 4-2-4 formation ahead of the new Premier League season. Now, following his side’s pre-season games against Liverpool and Real Madrid, the coach has admitted the yelling is taking its toll.
‘I’m shouting too much,’ Conte admitted.
‘I need these [lozenges] for my throat. My voice is important.’
‘When I first started coaching I used a megaphone like to follow the training session with my voice. To call at players and explain my reasons and my ideas of football.’
The coach has emphasised he needs his side to understand his new philosophy.
‘It’s important to make them understand: when to move, time it right. Also during the game it can be very difficult for my throat,’ he insisted.
Conte has also taken to playing back video content of his side’s training sessions to his players.
‘Sometimes 20-30 minutes of video is more important than three-four-five training sessions,’ the coach confirmed.
Conte will be looking to revive the club’s fortunes following a shocking title defence last term that eventually saw the Blues finish in 10th as Jose Mourinho parted ways with the club.