Sunday December 18 2011
Conte: 'Not good for my arteries!'

Antonio Conte was not entirely happy with the Juventus performance against Novara. “There was a negative aspect…”

The Bianconeri dominated the game and won 2-0, but wasted numerous scoring opportunities before Fabio Quagliarella put the result beyond doubt.

“There was a negative aspect to this match, as we left the result in the balance to the very end,” said the Coach.

“It’s not a good situation for my coronary arteries! Above all, we run the risk of conceding a goal. Then again, we cannot sit back and defend a lead. I prefer to win less and always play good football.”

Quagliarella had a rare start and scored his first goal since that devastating injury a year ago.

“Fabio is a player who I always considered to be important. I give gifts to nobody, as I always send out the best XI for the circumstances.

“Gigi Buffon is the best goalkeeper in the world and I always counted on him. Besides, he needs to justify his wages!”

Conte was also asked about the reported Juventus offer for Martin Caceres, currently at Sevilla.

“Do I like Caceres? I prefer women,” joked the tactician.

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