Given Saints' troubles this season - Mark Hughes' men now sit in the relegation zone with a game in hand after Crystal Palace defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 - Conte's Chelsea got the favourable cup draw.
"I genuinely think he is a good fit for Chelsea, one of the best coaches around".
"And now with both semi-finals being shown on the BBC it's a chance to show off the game even more which is great".
"I think for Alvaro was very important to score, but at the same time I am very pleased for his performance".
City missed out on further silverware last week when they lost the Continental Tyres Cup final to Arsenal, but with the double still on, Smith was predicting they would be too strong for Sunderland next up. This season our target is to try and do our best and reach the final again this season. "It was harsh to concede just before half-time, but we came back with more calm and more quality".
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The Denmark worldwide was earlier beaten by Alvaro Morata's first goal since Boxing Day before Jamie Vardy's second-half leveller sent the last-eight tie beyond the 90 minutes.
The result means Chelsea can still hope of winning a trophy this season after they were eliminated from the Champions League in midweek. We played very well against a good team.
The winger is relishing the prospect of grabbing the FA Cup after last year's disappointment: "After last year (the defeat in the final), it will be very good if we win this trophy".
Losing three of their last five league games, Chelsea are in danger of missing out on the top four place altogether.
Lionel Messi finally ended his goal drought against Chelsea in the first and second legs of Barcelona's last-16 tie with the Blues.
But Albrighton believes the squad will now work hard to finish as high as possible in the Premier League. He wants things to his way and right now they are not, so he can not hide his disappointment.