Sunday December 15 2013
Conte: 'Take nothing for granted'

Antonio Conte insists Juventus “could not take for granted” their 4-0 victory over Sassuolo.

The Bianconeri shook off their Champions League elimination with an eighth straight Serie A win, all achieved with clean sheets.

“These lads are doing extraordinary things, as we won 14 games out of 16 in the League this season,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.

“Clearly there is disappointment at going out of the Champions League, but this has to give us more determination and motivation, because we were eliminated and did not deserve it.

“Serie A is a long and exhausting process, so you need a lot of intensity week after week. We should’ve been more focused in the second half, but it is great to see an eighth consecutive clean sheet.

“If we continue along this path, then it can only do us good. This win might’ve been taken for granted by some people, but in Serie A you can’t take anything for granted.

“We have turned over a new leaf after Istanbul, as we had to. I always tell the lads to put the past behind them. The elimination was disappointing, especially as we were unable to really play the final game, but we put ourselves in that situation and have to learn from it.”

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