Antonio Conte adds to Pep Guardiola’s misery as Spurs chief reveals he also met idol Julia Roberts during Chelsea days
TOTTENHAM boss Antonio Conte has added to Pep Guardiola’s heartache by revealing he met Julia Roberts at Chelsea.
Manchester City chief Pep admitted this week he was gutted to see the Pretty Woman actress take a trip to arch-rivals Manchester United a few years ago.
And now Conte has recalled the Hollywood star’s visit in 2017.
The former Blues gaffer said: “She watched the game and then I had the possibility to meet her.
“It’s good an important person like Julia Roberts likes football. I think it’s important for football.”
Conte’s admission comes following Guardiola’s comments in midweek.
The City gaffer made the remark after watching his side crush RB Leipzig 7-0 in the Champions League, seeing them into the quarter-finals 8-1 on aggregate.
He said: “I am a failure in the Champions League. If I win the Champions League three times in a row I will be a failure.
“I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts. These are my three idols.
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“Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning titles and titles and titles.
“She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?
“And she went to visit Man United. She didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I win the Champions League it will not compare for the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us.
“Even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to this disappointment I had.”
Roberts, 55, visited the Theatre of Dreams in November 2016, taking in the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw with West Ham.