As reported in the Independent, here’s how Conte believes defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal helped him in the long term:
Before the game I understood our formation wasn’t good to face Liverpool, on the tactical aspect. And we paid for this. And also against Arsenal. And then I decided to change. To see my teams have two bad defeats – we deserved two bad defeats – I didn’t like this. It changed something in me, in the players, in the club.
In my mind in the game against Liverpool there was the will to change, but I waited for the right moment – after two bad defeats. Now we have 11 wins, nine clean sheets. It’s fantastic, because it’s not easy to not concede a goal in this league.