Monday December 9 2013
Conte: Business as usual

Antonio Conte has insisted it is ‘business as usual’ for Juventus when they face Galatasaray on Tuesday.

The Bianconeri play the Turkish side tomorrow knowing that a win or a draw will see them through to the Last 16.

But the Coach has claimed that his men will try and win at all costs.

“It’s a make or break match. It’s not the first one we’ve faced and I hope we’ll be able to play more of these games in the future,” he told a Press conference.

“It’s another step in our development, against a strong Galatasaray side who will want to make their home advantage count.

“We’ll try to dictate the game without thinking about the fact that a draw would also suit us. We’ll go for the win, just as we always do.”    

Conte then paid tribute to Gala boss Roberto Mancini.

“Mancini’s an excellent Coach and Galatasaray are in good hands, just like they were with Terim. He’s only recently joined the club and it always takes a while to settle in and convey your philosophy to the squad.

“There isn’t a favourite for tomorrow’s match. We both approach it on a level playing field and I hope the team that has shown itself to be the best emerges victorious at the final whistle.

“We’ve certainly improved since the last time we met Galatasaray, but we know we’ll be up against a very good side.

“Players like Drogba and Sneijder are very dangerous and we’ll have to be on our guard throughout.”

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