Tuesday September 18 2012
Carrera: 'No Chelsea nerves'

Massimo Carrera makes his Champions League debut as stand-in Juventus Coach against Chelsea, but insists “it’ll be a normal game for me.”

The assistant is standing in for Antonio Conte during a 10-month touchline ban in the betting scandal, as the Coach fights the charges of failing to alert authorities over a potential fix.

“I’m not nervous. It’ll be a normal game for me,” assured Carrera ahead of tomorrow’s Euro opener at Stamford Bridge.

“We are back in Europe and are very proud to be facing the holders of the trophy. It represents an important test for us.”

The Bianconeri fought back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Genoa on Sunday, continuing their 42-match unbeaten Serie A run.

Carrera has replaced Conte in four official games this season, winning all of them between Serie A and the Italian Super Cup.

“We still have to work in order to improve. We watched back the recording of the Genoa game and studied the mistakes made so that we won’t repeat them again.

“We have even more reason to prepare and wipe out those errors considering we are facing a strong side like Chelsea tomorrow night.”

Although Conte is banned from the touchline and locker room on match days, he is still in charge of day-to-day training, as that is not included in the suspension.