Saturday July 28 2012
Conte: 'I will speak out too'

Juventus Coach Antonio Conte insists he is “not worried” after being charged in the betting scandal. “When I get the chance, I too will speak out.”

The tactician was charged with failing to report an attempted sporting fraud to the authorities during his time at Siena in 2010-11.

“I am and remain confident in the sporting justice system, but when I get the chance, I too will speak out,” said Conte.

“I am not worried, especially as so far nothing has actually been decided.”

There are reports he is prepared to take a plea bargain in order to get the matter over with quickly and have the potential year-long ban reduced to three months.

Meanwhile, the Coach also commented on today’s 2-0 friendly win away to Hertha Berlin.

“I am happy with the performance, particularly those players who had to try out a different role like Luca Marrone and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

“Some players still need to absorb the fitness work we’ve been doing in training, while others are learning the movements we require.

“I’d say these are things to be considered for those times during this game when we struggled.”