Wednesday December 7 2011
Juve boss Conte wants the Coppa

Winning the Coppa Italia is a priority for Juventus boss Antonio Conte this season.

The Old Lady make their debut in the competition on Thursday when they entertain Bologna in Turin.

“We shouldn’t be thinking about the Serie A game against Roma on Monday,” the tactician commented. “We have to focus on the Cup.

“I’ve told the players that I really want to have a run in the Coppa Italia this season,” continued the ex-Siena and Bari boss.

“It is always nice to be able to lift a trophy, especially when so much time has gone by without winning anything.”

The Coach, whose side lead the Serie A standings, is expected to offer some fringe players the chance to appear at the Juventus Stadium.

Milos Krasic, who last appeared for the team on October 22, is set to feature, as is striker Fabio Quagliarella.

Marco Storari should replace No 1 ‘keeper Gigi Buffon in goal, while Michele Pazienza, Marcelo Estigarribia and Paolo De Ceglie may be offered starting shirts.