Monday July 14 2014
Llorente: Conte contract no problem

Juventus’ Fernando Llorente says the fact Coach Antonio Conte has only a year left on his contract will have no influence on the Old Lady.

The Bianconeri tactician’s future was placed into doubt towards the end of last season, but he eventually agreed to remain in Turin for another year.

“There have been other times I have played in teams with Coaches who only had one year on their contract,” Llorente told a Press conference.

“In Italy you are used to Coaches having many years on their contract, but many prefer for that not to be the case. There is no difference, in the end the moment could come this season when he renews.

“Conte is a great Coach and he will give everything for the team as he has always done.”

Llorente also passed comment on Italy’s poor performance at the World Cup and said he was surprised at the Azzurri’s failure to reach the knockout stages.

“I am sorry for Italy, because I thought they could have gone on for longer. The match with Uruguay was very even.

“Italy had chances to win, but that’s football.”

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