Wednesday April 4 2012
Conte’s 12-minute team talk

The Italian media are speculating on exactly what Antonio Conte said to his Juventus troops during a 12-minute motivational speech.

The tactician spoke at length to his entire squad on Tuesday in a bid to fire them up ahead of the last eight games of the campaign.

“Milan will have to spit blood until the very end to win the championship,” the former midfielder allegedly stated.

“People are flooding us with praise right now, but that sends shivers through me. Why? Because I have fear, I have fear, I have fear that someone here will start to relax.

“There is applause and a consensus, but what is the reality? The reality is the pitch, the reality is sweat, the reality is sacrifice.

“That is what has led us to this point of the championship and we still haven’t done anything yet…

“Let’s look at who we have in front of us now because we are mature enough to fight until the very end.

“As I said before, they will have to spit blood until the last game.”

Juventus, who travel to Palermo this weekend, are now just two points behind leaders Milan in the championship.

The Old Lady, unbeaten this term, will also face Napoli in the Coppa Italia Final next month.