Friday February 3 2012
Coach Conte impresses Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo says he’s been surprised by the ability of Juventus boss Antonio Conte.

The latter was appointed as the Old Lady’s new Coach in the summer despite his inexperience at the top level.

Yet Conte has impressed for the work he has done tactically and mentally with the present Serie A leaders.

“I didn’t expect an Antonio Conte like this,” the summer signing from Milan told Juventus Channel.

“I didn’t know him as a Coach, he’s been a great find. He’s a really good tactician, someone who gives so much to his team and we are following him on every level.”

Like Conte, Pirlo has been key to the Old Lady’s cause as he has been central to the Coach’s evolving tactics in Turin.

“I’ve certainly had a positive season so far,” Pirlo added. “We’ve started the campaign well. We are top of the League and we hope to keep moving forward at this pace.”

After Tuesday’s game at Parma was postponed, Juve return to action on Sunday when they host Siena.

“It’ll be a difficult game because they are a well organised side. They play good football so we expect it to be as tough as other games.”

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