Thursday July 18 2013
No system change for Conte

Antonio Conte says he has no plans to change the way Juventus play after their first outing of the new campaign.

The Old Lady started the 7-0 win over Aygreville on Wednesday with their usual 3-5-2 formation and Conte shrugged off suggestions that he’s considering a switch in system.

“We’ve won the Scudetto over the last two seasons, so I don’t see why we need to change,” he noted. “We’ll play as we always have.

“We got to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in our first experience of the competition, playing beautiful football on the way. We’ll thus continue to do that.”

The Bianconeri initially struggled to break down their amateur opponents yesterday, but the tactician was satisfied with what he saw.

“It’s understandable that our legs aren’t going to be as fresh because they’re starting to feel the effects of the workload over the past few days,” he noted.

“We were up against a Lega Pro side in the first half, while we faced a selection of youngsters after the break.

“They gave their all and should be congratulated on their commitment.”

The tie allowed fans to get their first glimpse of new boys Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Angelo Ogbonna.

“I’m happy with how the new signings fared, but also pleased with the way the other players performed. We’re working well and everyone’s committed, that’s what puts my mind at rest.

“Tevez, Llorente and Ogbonna are learning to memorize certain situations in the way we play, a few movements and that is certainly positive.”

Conte was also inevitably asked about the transfer market. “The club know what needs to be done, there is no need for me to tell you our plans. There is a strategy.”

Juventus 7-0 Aygreville

Scorers: Motta 32, Tevez 45+1, Matri 50, 91, Vucinic pen 71, pen 75, Mattiello 89

Juventus first half: Storari; Motta, Ogbonna, Garcia Tena; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Rossi, Asamoah, De Ceglie; Tevez, Llorente

Juventus second half: Rubinho; Penna (Untersee 77), Magnusson, Peluso; Motta (Isla 63), Padoin, Sakor (Emmanuello 77), Buchel (Mattiello 83); Vucinic, Quagliarella, Matri