Conte refuses to accept Juventus has won the title just yet
Juventus coach Antonio Conte is not getting ahead to the idea of winning league already. The Bianconeri won their third game with a 1-0 scoreline, but despite their big lead at the top of the table Conte has yet to declare victory in the Serie A.
A lone goal from Carlos Tevez took away the game from Cantania as Juventus sailed to a 14-point lead on the league table. The Saturday night victory allowed Conte’s men to further strengthen their position on top of the league table.
Roma are second on the table, and although they have a game in hand it will be very difficult for them to catch up to the Turin outfit. Juventus have only lost once this season and are currently enjoying a six-game winning streak.
Conte and Co. are expected to lift the Serie A trophy long before they travel to the Eternal City. Nonetheless, there are still nine games left in the season and Conte won’t let anyone rest till the title is confirmed. “
This is another step forwards, but we've got to pay tribute to Roma, who are playing an absolutely incredible season and are not going to give up right to the very end,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia. "Furthermore, we've got the Europa League, which means we're playing a game every three days.
“We've got to try to manage our energy because we've had some problems lately. We've got the Europa League and nine more league matches, and we'll try to give it our best to the very end.”
The relegation-threatened Catania proved to be a tough one the Old Lady on Saturday night. Conte is expected to rotate his squad for the upcoming Parma clash on Wednesday, but the decision is expected to be based on getting fresh legs out rather than resting the old ones.
The upcoming trip to Napoli is perhaps Juventus’ biggest challenge. Conte wants his squad to be rested and prepared before meeting Rafael Benitez’s side. Juventus travel to Lyon next where they will play in the quarterfinals of Europa League.
The next couple of weeks will be action-packed for the Bianconeri and Conte knows that in order to pick up a double his side needs to be on their toes till the season ends.