Saturday September 29 2012
Filippi: 'All Conte's work'

Juventus goalkeeping coach Claudio Filippi took charge of post-match comments and gave the credit to Antonio Conte.

Filippi had also done the pre-game Press conference, stepping in for both Conte and stand-in Coach Massimo Carrera.

“We agreed that I would be here for the post-match interviews, as that way I’d complete the job.

“Carrera asked if I would come and meet the Press, so I was pleased to do so, especially as it was my first time. Maybe they’ll ask me to keep doing it like a lucky charm!

“We work so hard during the week with Coach Conte and his assistants, so this is the result of Conte’s work.”

Filippi was speaking to the media after a stunning 4-1 victory over Roma.

“It was not an easy game. It’s true we got off to a splendid start and were able to do everything we wanted to very quickly, but we fought against a side that will do important things and stay close to the top places this season.

Alessandro Matri had been dropped for several games, but started tonight and scored his first goal since February.

“This season Juventus have a great group of strikers and we are all happy with their performances. They are alternated depending on how they work in training leading up to the game.

“Nicklas Bendtner’s turn will come, but right now we have players who can give us guarantees.”

Being the goalkeeping coach, Filippi had to comment on Gianluigi Buffon’s career.

“In my view, Buffon is in a great period of his career and can continue for a long time if he stays on these levels. Dino Zoff kept going after 40, so Gigi can repeat that.”

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