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Friday July 15 2011
A touch of Conte in Marchisio

Juventus boss Antonio Conte sees a bit of himself in Italian international Claudio Marchisio.

Conte served the Old Lady as a player and he admits that current club midfielder Marchisio is a little similar.

"The player that most reminds me of myself, in terms of characteristics, is Marchisio," the new tactician noted.

"However, I do believe that he is a better player than I was…"

Conte arrived in Turin this summer after replacing the sacked Gigi Del Neri at the end of another torrid campaign for the Bianconeri.

"When I began my managerial career I had a dream of returning to Juventus," said the former Bari, Atalanta and Siena Coach.

"I know what it means to represent this club and if I wasn't certain about having what it takes, I wouldn't have taken on this challenge.

"What do we want to achieve at the end of the campaign? I'm interested in having a season that Juventus deserve."

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