Sunday February 24 2013
Conte: 'Juve fans mustn't jeer'

Antonio Conte criticised the Juventus Stadium fans for jeering Sebastian Giovinco. “At times they really irritate me.”

Giovinco scored in the 3-0 victory over Siena, but the supporters in Turin were not always fully behind the side.

“We should enjoy today’s victory, as we had to win and it was not easy,” Conte told Rai Sport.

“Siena are in great shape and they deserve compliments for their performance. We got three points and did very well in psychological terms to control the game.

“At times certain murmurs of complaint from the stands really irritate me, as I find them inopportune. People forget that 18 months ago Juve were seventh.

“They ought to be enthusiastic at having players like Giovinco, so I do not agree with those who jeer.”

Next Friday there is the Scudetto showdown with Napoli, as the gap at the top is currently seven points awaiting the Partenopei’s trip to Udinese tomorrow.

“We will go to Naples with humility and play with a more relaxed state of mind thanks to today’s win,” added Conte.

The tactician has been linked with Chelsea and dropped a hint he is considering it.

"I am attracted by the idea of working overseas."