Thursday April 12 2012
Pepe: Hard work paying off

Juventus’ lead at the top of the table is down to boss Antonio Conte’s work in training, says Simone Pepe.

The Old Lady went one point clear of Milan again last night after Pepe and Alessandro Del Piero netted the goals in the 2-1 win over Lazio.

“It’s no surprise we’re in form with all the work we do during the week,” the former Udinese man noted after a fifth straight win.

“The vast majority of us have played for many years and when we speak about it, the opinion is unanimous – we’ve never worked so hard.”

The wide attacker grabbed his sixth League goal of the campaign with a stunning bicycle-kick in the first half.

“I missed a good opportunity shortly before, partly due to [Lazio ‘keeper Federico] Marchetti’s good work and partly due to my error.

“I soon made amends though, thankfully…”

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