The Chelsea boss has won Serie A as a player and manager with Juventus, so can share his experience with his players.
"I was very pleased to see him yesterday [at Chelsea's training ground] in Cobham, to stay together and chat", Conte said.
Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Manchester City extended Costa's current barren streak to four matches - during which time he has also received three yellow cards - but Conte is adamant that his striker is playing a key role in Chelsea's march towards the Premier League title.
Conte, who tasted success as Juventus coach before taking charge of Italy, is mooted as a target for the Nerazzurri, who are willing to hand him a substantial amount of transfer funds in order to restore the club to former glories.
"I read this interview about Pastorello".
"Pirlo is playing and wants to continue to playing. I want to finish this season as a great season, not just a good one".
Speaking on the speculation surrounding his former player, Conte said: "I repeat, in this period I'm listening to a lot of things and this is very odd for example". Tottenham, who are now in second, were given hope when Chelsea dropped three points at the weekend.
"I think that the first goal, Diego provoked it and he played a good game and fought a lot for the team with good commitment", Conte told BT Sport.
He added: "I worked in Italy".
With Steve Holland leaving Stamford Bridge to join Gareth Southgate's England staff on a full-time basis, Chelsea will need to appoint a new assistant manager for Conte.
"I don't know why someone wants to put me in this type of situation".
Claudio Ranieri became legend in Leicester, after guiding the Foxes to an seemingly impossible Premier League title last season. "But anything can happen because there are 24 points (to play for) and other rivals can go in this race".
"We must think that Tottenham could win all their games".
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