Saturday August 11 2012
Carrera: 'Dedicated to Conte'

Stand-in Massimo Carrera dedicated the Italian Super Cup victory to banned Juventus boss Antonio Conte.

“I must thank the lads, who played a great game and we are happy,” he said of the 4-2 extra time win in Beijing.

Carrera is on the bench, potentially for the next 10 months, after Conte was suspended in the betting trial.

“Naturally our first thought goes to the Coach. We showed that we are united, all working in the same direction and know what we want.

“Did Conte communicate with me? No, it all went cleanly and as planned.”

Napoli were furious, as they finished the 90 minutes with only nine men on the field.

“I saw Napoli chasing us down, trying to systematically foul and obstruct play when in front,” replied Carrera.

The Bianconeri are still looking for a ‘top player’ to reinforce their attack.

“Juve need these characteristics, motivation, grit and concentration, then any more players are down to the club.”