Antonio Conte adds to Pep Guardiola’s misery as Spurs chief reveals he also met idol Julia Roberts during Chelsea days

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.

Antonio Conte has revealed he met Julia Roberts during his time at Chelsea

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Antonio Conte has revealed he met Julia Roberts during his time at ChelseaCredit: Getty
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admitted the Pretty Woman actress is an "idol" of his

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admitted the Pretty Woman actress is an “idol” of hisCredit: AFP
Roberts went to watch a Manchester United game back in 2016

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Roberts went to watch a Manchester United game back in 2016Credit: Getty Images – Getty
The 55-year-old headed to Old Trafford instead of Manchester City

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The 55-year-old headed to Old Trafford instead of Manchester CityCredit: PA:Press Association

His surprising admission came while discussing how he would still be a “failure” even if he wins the Champions League, as his “idol” Roberts chose United.

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.





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