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Wednesday August 28 2013
Conte teaching Tevez about Calcio

Carlos Tevez says Juventus boss Antonio Conte has given him 10 pieces of advice which have helped him to settle into Italian football.

The Argentine joined the Old Lady this summer from Manchester City after spending the last seven years in the Premiership.

“Football here is more difficult than in England,” the forward told La Stampa. “Therefore, I have had to modify a few things.

“The first lesson is that you can’t keep hold of the ball here because if you beat one man, then another, a third will pop up and take the ball away.

“A forward needs to be good at movement and Conte is guiding me in these changes. He’s already given me 10 pieces of advice which have turned out to be correct.

“I wasn’t lying when I said that he looks after the details like Sir Alex Ferguson…”

The South American has slotted into the second striker role in Conte’s now preferred 3-5-2 formation in Turin.

“I fit well into the system because that is my role,” Tevez added. “If we went to a 4-3-3 then I would want to be the central striker.

“I don’t like playing wide, you don’t get to see a lot of the ball and I want to be in the middle of the action.”

Tevez, two goals in his first two officials games for the club, added: “The amount of goals I score will depend on the service.

“Perhaps I got into the box more in Manchester, but there is not that much difference in positioning.”

Tevez was netted as Juventus look to win their third straight Scudetto and improve on last term’s quarter-final exit in the Champions League.

“You need to be better than everyone else to win the Champions League,” the 29-year-old continued. “Perhaps we are missing something to be the best, but we will give it a go.”

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