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Inter Milan wing-back Ashley Young: Conte a pure winner

Ashley Young is enjoying his football under Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte.

The former Manchester United captain made the move in January.

On Conte, Young said, "You can tell he's a winner. He wants to win, and he demands that from all the players, a winning mentality. Everyone's got that. Obviously, it's more of a tactical league than I've been used to, but it's one of those things you have to adapt to pretty quickly and I felt I have adapted to that.

“Playing the wing-back position, there's a lot of running to do, getting forward, defending. But as the way that we play, you're more on the front foot and playing as an attacker, and it's felt like a new lease of life being able to get on the scoresheet and get assists.

“I'm used to that, but when I was back at United, I was more of an out-and-out defender, having to defend more. When you're here, you've got a licence to get forward more than staying back.

“Everyone's smiling, everyone's happy. It's obviously hard work, but it's work that you enjoy doing when things pay off, and if we get to the final in this competition, it'll be hard work definitely paying off."

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