Antonio Conte has underlined that the real Juventus didn’t show up at Tuesday’s Trofeo TIM triangular tournament.
The Old Lady drew their two 45-minute encounters 0-0 with Milan and Sassuolo, before losing the first and winning the second on penalties.
“We didn’t concede, but we weren’t able to show much of what we’re capable of producing,” the tactician stated after Sassuolo lifted the trophy.
“It’s understandable, the lads have worked hard and had tired legs. In fact, I’d like to congratulate them for their commitment on pre-season.
“The important thing is that we’ve finished the pre-season training camp and now this evening’s encounters without picking up any injuries.”
Juventus’ lack of attacking ideas and heavy legs did hinder the effectiveness of new boys Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente who faced the Diavolo.
“I’ve got a good set of strikers to choose from,” Conte added. “And I will make decisions according to their performance in training during the week.
“Will Fabio Quagliarella be sold? You’ll have to ask director general Beppe Marotta. I look to give everyone a game, but someone has got to be left out.”
The Bianconeri are looking to sell one of their six forwards given that Alessandro Matri, Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco are also at the club.
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