Motivational by providing an environment for Hazard to

Motivational Climate is when there
is a positive atmosphere between the player, coach, peers and parents. Amongst
elite coaches, ‘Credible Coaches’ have a broader sense of success and they
strive to win in a way that develops respect and trust (Janssen and Dale,
2002). The definition of a group according to (Aronson, Wilson and Akert, 2000)
is  ‘Two or more people who interact
with, and exert mutual influences together’ . This will benefit the players as
they will both share the same goals and aim to achieve them together, this is
important in sport as a positive motivational climate creates good group
dynamic amongst the team. Antonio Conte demonstrated his motivational skills by
saying ‘I like to call it a sacred fire, when you have it inside of you, the
will to win every game, to score goals’. He is suggesting that Hazard has a
flame inside of him that is ready to turn into an ‘inferno’ and enable him to
become the best in the world. By also comparing Hazard to the best players in
the world such as Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, Antonio Conte has outlined to
Hazard that he is on the cusp of breaking into that category if he ignites the
flame. This in addition creates imagery in Hazards head which will in return
give him more confidence (Vealey and Knight ,2002) . This is tied into the
‘Coach created climate’ which is significant to an athlete’s performance, both
cognitive and emotionally, it also gives players confidence if they have a
closer bond with their manager (Pensgaard and Roberts, 2000). Conte does this
by providing an environment for Hazard to thrive on by giving him the mantel of
the main player and encouraging him to score more goals which is the coach
giving the player technical knowledge. This is also a way of Antonio Conte
creating an ego oriented goal for Hazard by saying he could become the best in
the world. This is important for some players as they need a goal within
themselves to achieve. (Duda and Balaguer, 2007) suggest that if a coach is
seemingly creating an ego involved goal, the athlete is more likely to show
signs of maladaptive cognitions, affective and behavioural responses. (Duda and
Balaguer, 1999) highlights that coach leadership actions are seen as influential
in developing stimulated, capable and fulfilled athletes.  (Janssen and Dale, 2002) Also say that a coach
must rebound quickly and effectively, Conte shows his tools to motivate by
reminding his players that the upcoming game against West Ham won’t be easy,
‘In this league, every game is very tough, but to play during a season eight to
ten derbies is not simple’. This came after several Chelsea players were quoted
in the press talking about putting pressure on those above, Conte switched the
focus back onto his own team. This is important as it eliminates social loafing
in the group as the focus is put back on them to succeed.