Antonio Conte hailed Juventus for piling forward after a long break to beat Palermo. “This was a dangerous match.”
The Bianconeri’s last game with Napoli was postponed due to flooding, but even with a game in hand they are joint top of the table.
“Our compliments to the lads who immediately got back into gear after the break,” said the Coach of their 3-0 victory.
“This was a dangerous match against a Palermo side that plays good football and, if we had not been right on point, they could’ve caused us numerous problems.
“After 22 days off the field and at the start of a tough run of fixtures, this was the best way to begin on the right foot. When you attack with seven or eight men, it’s normal to leave space at the back, as Barcelona could say with all due respect and proportion with that comparison.
“We always try to push forward, but still have to improve and work to continue at this level.”
Juventus are top even with a game in hand, so Conte must surely now accept the Scudetto talk.
“I’ll only evaluate the standings when we reach the halfway stage and have faced all 19 other teams in Serie A. Then we will see where we are and who we want to become.
“I also want to thank the fans, who were our 12th man today by supporting us throughout the match.”
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