They might be happy with the result and we have to be respectful of their style of play.
"I remember these games so well".
"If you want to be one of the best, you have to play well in the big games".
The one team was unable to defend their title and the other - nearly certain champions, barring any late slip ups before the season concludes.
Asked if the tactics should be more offensive in Spain following Lionel Messi's away goal, Conte said: "I think we have to respect the opponent".
While the Spain global talked up Messi, he hopes his team-mates can find a way to stop the 30-year-old - who has failed to score in eight games against Chelsea.
The Blues have won just four of their last 12 games in all competitions.
Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi has never scored in eight matches against Chelsea and Conte is eager for his team to maintain that record.
Messi, 30, has played every match for Barca in 2017-18 apart from the first three rounds of the Copa del Rey, scoring 27 goals in the process.
"I think that, in this specific moment, it's very important to pick the players who are at the top of their form and then try and do our best to win the game".
"We were very close to the flawless game", said Conte.
But, as has often been the case, Conte could spring up a surprise or two in his final team selection.
"Chelsea have a unique style of football and know their own game". Despite his sub-par performance, Chelsea contained Barça well for most of the game, playing with a high intensity, pressing effectively and keeping a solid defensive shape. But their players are that good, you have to back off to deny them the space where they can really hurt you.
Back in 2012, though, he was given a new lease of life under Roberto di Matteo and helped to secure a gritty 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge as well as a superb comeback from 2-0 down at the Nou Camp.
"After the FA Cup game, it was a bit hard to sleep well, because when you have to play this type of game, you have to prepare everything: the big things, and the details", said Conte, who has been under mounting pressure this season.