Wednesday February 20 2013
Conte: 'Forza Milan!'

Juventus Coach Antonio Conte is in the stands for Milan-Barcelona and revealed how he would tackle Leo Messi.

“I am here to watch a wonderful game of football between two great teams,” Conte told Mediaset Premium.

“It will certainly be an exciting challenge and we’ll see what happens. I always cheer on the Italians in Europe, so I am supporting Milan.”

There was debate during the week when Milan President Silvio Berlusconi urged Massimiliano Allegri to man-mark Messi.

“You stop Messi as a team. He is difficult to stop anyway, but to do so you have to keep the team tight.”

The Rossoneri have notched up 17 points from an available 21 in 2013 and soared up to third place in Serie A.

“I am convinced that Milan can cause us problems, as they have technique and important mental strength. They are a team we must show a lot of respect to.”