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Antonio Conte Sends Condolences to Ugo Ehiogu’s Family Ahead of Semi-Final

Antonio Conte Sends Condolences to Ugo Ehiogu’s Family Ahead of Semi-Final

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has sent his condolences to the family of Ugo Ehiogu following the former England international’s shock passing earlier today.

The ex-Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Rangers centre-back was a youth team coach at Tottenham, Chelsea’s opponents this weekend, and was rushed to hospital yesterday after collapsing during a training session.

Rather than focusing on a potentially season-defining match against his side’s London rivals, Blues boss Conte opened his pre-match press conference this afternoon by addressing Ehiogu’s tragic death.

He might be one of the toughest and most volatile characters in European football at the moment, but Antonio Conte’s messages this afternoon remind everyone how inconsequential trivial matters like football games are at a time like this.

Chelsea will be absolutely desperate to win at Wembley tomorrow evening and reach the FA Cup final, but some things are just far more important than your club’s next trophy.

Well said, Antonio.

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