Antonio Conte admits he “really feared” the meeting with Udinese and listed ways in which Juventus need to improve.
“I really feared this game, because Udinese play interesting football and have many quality players who are worthy of a top club,” said the Coach.
“At the end we felt the fatigue of our midweek Coppa Italia test, but we controlled the field and earned an important victory.
“We’ve got to improve the way we control the result. We lost the ball too many times in the middle of the park, allowing counter-attacks to Udinese.
“I got very angry at our sterile possession, which was just playing into Udinese’s hands. Emanuele Giaccherini did well in this new role and he is a great example that clubs can search out talent in the lower leagues.
“It’s not necessarily true that spending millions on a well-known player is really best for the team.”