Sunday March 31 2013
Conte stands up for Cambiasso

Juventus Coach Antonio Conte stood up for Esteban Cambiasso after the red card for a terrible challenge on Sebastian Giovinco.

The Inter midfielder was sent off in stoppages during the 2-1 San Siro result on Saturday after a studs-up tackle on Giovinco’s standing ankle.

As the Juve players ran towards him enraged, Conte stepped off the touchline to protect Cambiasso and calm the situation.

“It’s a shame for Cambiasso, as along with Javier Zanetti and Walter Samuel he is a player I really respect,” said the Coach.

“I have played against them and know how honest and fair they are. Esteban also made a nice gesture by coming into the locker room to apologise after the game.

“These players deserve nothing but praise. Esteban had a reaction that came out of frustration, but he didn’t intend to hurt Giovinco.”

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