Sunday September 25 2011
Conte: 'Juve are still growing'

Antonio Conte again warned Juventus fans their draw in Catania was a step towards growth. “We've got a long way to go.”

The Bianconeri had been named as potential Scudetto winners after a strong start to the campaign, but have been held to two consecutive 1-1 results by Bologna and Catania.

“We've got a long way to go, because after finishing seventh for two years on the trot you cannot think about winning the Scudetto straight away,” said the Coach.

“We know that there are other teams in better shape than we are. We've got to keep our feet on the ground and work hard, trying to improve regardless of our current position in the table.

“We don't want to take anyone for a ride by talking about the Scudetto.”

Catania had taken the lead at the Stadio Massimino before Juve fought back with Milos Krasic.

“It would be unfair to say the goal was down to an error from our defence, as Gonzalo Bergessio made an important run to cut in front of his marker. We will certainly analyse it and try to reach our conclusions, as we always do.”

Conte also surprised by changing his tactical system to a 4-2-3-1 with Alessandro Matri the lone striker.

“We have the option of adjusting the formation considering the midfielders in our squad and that makes us more unpredictable for our opponents. I know that I can use this alternative during a game and not just from the start.”