Football News

Conte praises Juve's attitude

Created on 17 Dec., 2012 4:33 PM GMT

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has praised his side's attitude during their comprehensive 3-0 win over Atalanta on Sunday.

The victory was the Turin outfit's third on the trot and saw them extend their lead at the top of Serie A to seven points after second-placed Inter lost to Lazio on Saturday.

"Juventus played a great game today, the approach was the right one, we were aggressive enough onto the pitch," Conte said.

"Juventus had the right mind, the right desire to win today.

"We played with great respect for Atalanta, let's not forget that Atalanta won against Napoli, Inter and Milan this season, they always play great games against the top teams.

"I think that only the great Juventus we saw today onto the pitch made a tough opponent seem easy to beat."

While Juventus find themselves in a strong position close to the halfway point of the season, Conte refused to get drawn into suggestions that the Serie A title had already been decided.

"First of all we need to remain focused on our team without thinking at the table, the guys know that very well," Conte said.

"It seems to me a bit premature to talk about a break and the Scudetto two games before the end of the first leg, we still need to celebrate Christmas.

"I can say we're giving a great rhythm to the league, we've been very consistent and that's very important for us, even if we know it will be tough to repeat last season's victory, but we've been working to reach that precise aim and we have every intention to win the Scudetto again."

Loading ...