Chelsea has scored three goals in eight minutes, including two from substitute Olivier Giroud, in a stirring comeback from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 in the English Premier League.
And their frustration overspilled as tempers flared when Marcos Alonso was lucky to escape unpunished for raking his studs down Shane Long's calf.
"The most important thing is to show in every game the right passion and to fight until the end". In the second half I saw a great reaction, the right will to fight to win despite the difficultly.
He said: 'I think in the second half we could finish the game but like the last few months, we didn't and we conceded.
"As long as mathematically it's possible, we will believe". If you don't have something in your heart, it's very hard to come back and win.
"Southampton played a good game and took a lot of confidence after their first goal because they were nervous at the start".
Conte swiftly responded by hauling off the disappointing Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta for Pedro Rodriguez and Giroud.
"I must be honest, I didn't see this", Conte said.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte refused to comment on Alonso avoiding any punishment for the tackle, but praised his players for shaking off a woeful first-half showing at St. Mary's.
Given the earlier scoreline, it really should have been game over, given that the Blues hadn't come back to win from 2-0 down in a Premier League game in 16 years.
"We are having a hard season and we know this, but especially in this situation I think you can see the men before the players".