Saturday May 10 2014
Juve staff hail Conte

Antonio Conte’s staff praised the Coach for his work in winning three straight Scudetti for Juventus, as he chose silence.

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Conte opted to sit in on the Press conference this morning, but did not speak, leaving the stage to his assistants Angelo Alessio and Massimo Carrera.

“Conte is always fired up, always concentrated and always ready for the next game,” said Alessio.

“Anyone who knows Antonio is aware tiredness doesn’t exist for him. He prepares the next game, as always, focused on the details.

“We are concentrated on the game with Roma, the final two rounds and setting a new record for Serie A points in a single season.

“I’ve worked with Antonio for four years and he always finds new motivation. He can change his way of interpreting football and systems, but constantly gives the players motivation that goes beyond everything.

“He has the qualities of a top level Coach, in other words hard work and self-sacrifice.”

However, when asked about Conte’s future amid talk of a summer exit, Alessio shrugged it off.

“I can’t answer that. We’ll see...”

Carrera is another of Conte’s assistants and also gave credit to the Coach for his role in this historic treble of titles.

“Antonio is great because he’s been able to take Juventus back to the level where they belong. After two seventh place finishes, he arrived with hard work.

“He transformed the tactical situations he already had in mind so that he could find the right role for every player. He formed a squad that in three years has achieved extraordinary things and I believe he deserves the credit for that.

“He is the Number One right now and we know because we work with him every day. When I was a player, I never had a Coach who prepared the games with such maniacal determination.”

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