Saturday October 29 2011
Conte: 'An important step for Juve'

Antonio Conte treats the Derby d'Italia triumph as “a reward” for Juventus. “It's an important step that can help us grow.”

The Bianconeri earned their first win at San Siro since 2008 by beating Inter 2-1, securing their status at the top of the table.

“It's an important step that can help us grow. The team is taking leaps forward and this victory allows us to keep the leadership on 19 points,” said the Coach.

“This is a reward for the lads and a reason to be satisfied. We tried to do our best and I'm happy, as it's not easy to win at San Siro.

“It was a very intense game between two teams who wanted to put pressure on. There was a little tiredness from both sides, but I am happy because it was an excellent performance against an Inter outfit that was the favourite going into the game.

“We still lack a clinical edge, as we should've finished off the match earlier. We must also learn to rest with the ball, as we cannot always go at full speed.”

Juventus face another Scudetto showdown next week when they travel to the San Paolo.

“It's going to be extremely tough, as Napoli are a great side who are favourites along with Milan and Inter for the title.”