Tuesday February 18 2014
Trap tells off Conte and Capello

Giovanni Trapattoni told off Antonio Conte and Fabio Capello for being “hyper-sensitive to criticism.”

The Juventus Coach bitterly criticised the Russia manager for commenting on his decision to scrap the team’s day off this week.

After an astonishing barrage of insults from Conte, another former Juve boss has entered the fray.

“We all have our teams to work with, our styles and our elements to consider, so it would be better if everyone thought only about their own houses,” Trap told Sport Mediaset.

“Perhaps they are hyper-sensitive to criticism. I know in Germany they always replay the footage of my outburst in a Press conference, but it all goes back down very quickly.

“We have to focus on our professional logic and ethics. We all do our work and there is room for everyone. It’s up to us to have the strength and the thick skin to go forward.”

Capello had irritated Conte by claiming this Juventus was only shattering records because it was in a ‘mediocre’ League with no competition.

“Serie A has its characteristics and in my view is the most difficult. It might be more spectacular in England or Germany, where the teams are less tense and less tactically stressed, but our League is very unpredictable,” insisted Trapattoni.

The former Italy and Republic of Ireland manager was also questioned about tomorrow’s Champions League clash between Milan and Atletico Madrid. Can the Rossoneri win?

“If Milan interpret the game properly, then yes. If they focus on approaching these theories of football I keep hearing about, then no. Atletico are a very tough side to face, as I learned in the past.” 

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