Saturday July 9 2011
Pazienza impressed by Conte

Michele Pazienza began his Juventus career this week and has been won over by Coach Antonio Conte. “He gives us all that hunger to win.”

The midfielder joined from Napoli and held his presentation Press conference this afternoon amid pre-season training.

“I came here to Juve in order to give my all and earn a place in the side,” said Pazienza.

“I will let my performances on the field be the judge and, along with my teammates, we'll aim to achieve our objectives.

“In coming here I immediately sensed a hunger to win, above all from Coach Conte. Right from the first day he was taking careful note of all the details.

“The training methods aren't very different to Napoli, so I found no difficulties settling in. Many teammates have impressed me, as Andrea Pirlo is a great player who adapts to every system, but other champions are also humble and are setting an example for the newcomers.

“The fact remains they are world class and have won so much in their careers. It's important to create that mentality in the team.”

Pazienza made the move as a free agent, as Napoli opted not to renew his contract.

“I waited for Napoli's decision until February, but receiving no response I said it'd all wait until the end of the season. Juventus stepped up and I had not the slightest doubt in accepting.

“I asked myself why Napoli didn't want to renew my contract, but that's not important right now. What interests me is that I have reached a great club and am very enthusiastic.”

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