Thursday February 28 2013
De Sanctis: Conte has changed Juve

Napoli goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has praised Juventus Coach Antonio Conte as both sides prepare to face each other in a top of the table clash.

The Partenopei host the Bianconeri at Stadio San Paolo on Friday evening, looking to cut the gap at the top of Serie A to three points.

But the Italy international knows it will be a tough game against a 'major rival'.

“Conte has changed the mentality of this Juventus team,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “They are now confident of winning and putting pressure on all their opponents.

“They deserve our respect, but we will be at home so we know we can make it difficult for them.

“Of course we want to cut the distance at the top of the table because they are a major rival of ours.

“We have come back strongly in recent years, and now we're one of their biggest threats.”

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