Saturday May 18 2013
Conte: 'Juve deserved more'

Antonio Conte feels Juventus “deserved more” from their two defeats to Sampdoria and wished Nicklas Bendtner all the best after his injury.

The Bianconeri lost both games against Samp this season, falling 3-2 this evening at Marassi.

“We are a bit upset, because in both matches we deserved more. We were unlucky and didn’t convert our chances,” said the Coach.

Bendtner was given a run-out in the final stages, but lasted for only 13 minutes when he fell heavily on his arm. The Arsenal-owned striker has been taken to hospital for X-Rays, as he has a suspected broken wrist.

“It’s a shame for Bendtner, as he has been so unlucky. He damaged a tendon in his hip, then returned and hurt himself again. I wish him all the best, as he’s a good lad and a fine footballer.”

This week Conte finally committed his future to Juventus after a meeting with President Andrea Agnelli and director Beppe Marotta.

“I didn’t need convincing, just to confront our plans and make sure they matched. I haven’t extended my contract, nor adjusted my wages, as those were not important to me.

“We want to build something here. Inter won the Treble and then ground to a halt, but that is not our objective.”

This evening Marotta confirmed Juve had been approached by Carlos Tevez’s agents and could make a move for the Manchester City striker.

“Gonzalo Higuain or Tevez? I like them, but I also like Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. You can throw in many names, but what counts is the balance sheet. We must figure out how to spend wisely.”

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