Sunday February 3 2013
Alessio: 'Juve always in control'

Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio never felt anxious during the 2-1 win over Chievo. “The game was always in our hands.”

With Coach Antonio Conte suspended for insulting the referee, Alessio was on the touchline at the Stadio Bentegodi.

“The game was always in our hands,” he assured. “In the first half we scored two goals and could’ve had more. We only failed to control the match properly in the opening 10 minutes of the second half.

“It is becoming a recurring theme that we concede on our opponents’ first shot on goal, but we were in control and it was important to earn the three points today.”

When asked why Juve were so tense recently, with their virulent protests after the 1-1 draw with Genoa, Alessio was surprised.

“We didn’t lose our cool. We are relaxed and have always played to the best of our abilities. Now we continue along our path, knowing it is more difficult than last season.

“Napoli are our main antagonists and strengthened in January, but we are aware of our strengths.”

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