Published On: Sun, Mar 10th, 2013

Juventus won with their heart states Conte

Juventus coach Antonio Conte was delighted with the Bianconeri’s last minute 1-0 victory over Catania on Sunday afternoon.

The match looked destined to end in a stalemate before Emanuele Giaccherini’s late winner, extending the Bianconeri’s lead atop the Serie A to 9 points.

“We wanted to win this match at all costs,” Conte told Sky after the victory.

“We did it with a lot of heart as we kept trying until the end. It wasn’t easy as they played with ten men behind the ball.”

“Napoli? We are only thinking about ourselves, as this is a tough championship that is stressful under every aspect. Easier than last season? Last season we were aiming to finish in the top three as the club would have been happy just returning to the Champions League.”

“Instead the title came and we did something amazing. Winning again is never easy.”

“It was a match that if we had scored early on it would have changed completely. Unfortunately it became more difficult with every passing minute, but Buffon remained with no work to do. We had territorial dominance.”

“Pogba? In the first half he did not do well, then in the second half he began to do what I asked. He must continue to work with his head down like the players that are more famous than him do as he has not won anything yet.”

“We have a fantastic group, as even those that are playing less like Giaccherini are always ready to come in.”

“AC Milan in the Champions League? I always cheer for Italian teams that are doing well. They have rejuvenated the squad in a short period of time and they did that by inserting quality players. I would prefer they go through to help us in the coefficient rankings.”

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