Eden Hazard complained about his lack of touches as a false nine in Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Manchester City.
Hazard touched the ball just 31 times in 89 minutes as Chelsea failed to register a shot on target against City.
Antonio Conte defended his decision to play so defensively after the match, and Hazard was less than satisfied with the experience.
"I had the feeling that I'd ran, but that I hadn't played a game of football," the 27-year-old said. "That's a pity. We could have played on for three hours, but I wouldn't touch the ball. It only went better at the end of the game."
Hazard did not blame Conte's tactics.
"When the manager decides to play me as a false nine, I try to do my best," he added. "But it was complicated with their pressing. When we had the ball, we were immediately surrounded by 3-4 players. We should have made better decisions when we had it too."