Antonio Conte has revealed that he provides his players with detailed instructions as to how to have sex in order to maximise on-field performance, as the Inter boss looks to gain any advantage possible in his bid to end the dominance of Juventus in Serie A.
The Nerazzurri coach has developed a reputation for ensuring no stone is left unturned in match preparations so his side can obtain any advantage necessary in order to triumph in the long run.
And Conte has explained that his desire to win has meant that every facet of life is analysed so his players are able to maximise their on-field performance, including how they have sex.
Antonio Conte gives players instructions on how to have sex in order to maximise performance
‘Competition for me is battle,’ he told L’Equipe. ‘It is “your death, my life”. I am very focused on the fact that in the end there should only be one left standing and I do everything to make it my team.
‘This is my way of being and it will lead me to interrupt my career very early because I live my work too much. And I often ask if it is right to spend so much time without my family.
‘During the season, relationships must not last too long, we must do as little effort as possible. So stay under the partner.’
Inter and Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij pictured with partner Doina Turcanu
Inter and Argentina star Lautaro Martínez pictured with partner Agustina Gandolfo
Effects of sex on sporting performance
The effect of sex on sporting performance has long been a source of debate among sport scientists.
The classic theory is that abstaining from sex builds frustration and aggression among athletes, which ultimately leads to improved sporting performance.
Mike Tyson claimed in 2017 that he abstained from sex for FIVE YEARS in order to reach peak performance.
However, others believe that sex reduces stress levels and anxiety among athletes before competition.
Anthony Joshua was once told by former heavyweight champion of the world Larry Holmes to ‘get laid a week before each fight’
Former UFC champion and WWE star Ronda Rousey said in 2012 that she tries to have as much sex as possible before her MMA fights
The impact of sex on sporting performance has long been debated among sport scientists. One theory is that abstaining from sex builds frustration, aggression and, ultimately, results in improved sporting performance.
Boxers traditionally abstain from sex before fighting, although, that decision varies among athletes. Former heavyweight king Mike Tyson revealed in 2017 that he abstained from sex for five years in order to reach peak performance, although he said he was an ‘idiot’ for doing so.
Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers in history, was said to avoid sex for six weeks before a big fight.
Other fighters including Lennox Lewis, and Manny Pacquiao are also believed to have endured dry spells before stepping into the ring.
And in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, England manager Fabio Capello famously told his team they must resist their wives and girlfriends and save their energy for the pitch.
But England were still knocked out in the first round after the group stage.
Meanwhile, the activities of athletes during the Olympic Games is always a hot topic, 450,000 condoms dished out at the Olympic Village during the 2016 games in Rio.
Heavyweight champions Mike Tyson (left) and Lennox Lewis (right) abstained from sex during their respective illustrious careers in boxing
Former England boss Fabio Capello banned his World Cup players (pictured) to see their wives or girlfriend during the tournament in 2010
Almost half a million condoms were dished out in the Olympic Village during the 2016 Olympics in Brazil
Former UFC bantamweight champion and WWE star Ronda Rousey once said in 2012 that she has ‘as much sex as possible’ before her MMA fights, with testerone levels in women being different to that of men.
In football, the Mexico national team opted to abstain from sex during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in a bid to maximise their sporting performance. They were knocked out in the Round of 16 to the hosts.
Inter are one point off Serie A leaders Juventus as the Nerazzurri keep up with last season’s champions.
Conte’s side sit in second place in Serie A just a point behind the all-conquering Juventus