Chelsea bound manager Antonio Conte insists that he has no regret as current Italian boss and focused on doing well at the Euro 2016 in France.
The former Juventus manager replaced Cesare Prandelli in August 2014, but announced that he will be leaving the Azzurri after Euro 2016 citing that he missed the day-to-day workings of club management.
The 46-year-old, is expected to become the next Chelsea manager at the end of the season but he will be busy later today when he leads Italy out against Spain in Udine on Thursday.
“You [media] asked me to be clear for the good of the national team. You wanted me to be clear and fair,” Conte said.
“What I regret is that you look for controversy and the big headline. There has never been a day when I regretted my choice. I felt boundless pride.
“I have explained that I didn’t feel I was being well used, because it was promised when I was made coach that I would work more than I have done.
“I didn’t want to be disrespectful to anyone. I thought that I would do more in this role.”
On the Euros he added: “We want to see if the newcomers have the chance to go to the European Championships.
“From now until the next two months I will observe closely Serie A and America, because I don’t forget Sebastian Giovinco.
“I’ll keep the door open but I have a basic idea of who is coming to France.”
Italy reached the Euro 2012 final but lost scandalously to Spain.