Sunday April 29 2012
Conte: 'Closing on the Scudetto'

Antonio Conte admits Juventus are “getting closer to the Scudetto in the right way and we know Milan are great antagonists.”

The Bianconeri remain three points clear at the top of the table with the advantage in their head-to-head record, so could in theory secure the title on Wednesday.

“It wasn’t easy today, as Novara beat Lazio three days ago and today they really wanted to trip us up,” he said of their 4-0 victory at the Stadio Piola.

“We are in good shape and anyone who saw the game witnessed a Juventus team that plays with intensity.

“We can make calculations too and we are closing in on the Scudetto in the right way, though we know Milan are great antagonists. The important thing is that our destiny is in our hands.”

Marco Borriello had not scored a single goal in a Bianconeri jersey, but has now netted in two consecutive games.

“Marco is in great shape and has entered into the mechanism of our football. Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Del Piero also had some physical problems. He put in a fine performance along with Mirko Vucinic today.”

Juventus legend and UEFA President Michel Platini was in the stands, invited by Novara as his grandparents hail from that area.

“I hope Platini can come and see us play again,” concluded Conte.

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