Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Conte Hails Juve's 'Triumphant March' to Scudetto
Football Italia, May 6th, 2013 1:28PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  italy, uefa champions league


Antonio Conte reflected on guiding Juventus to a second consecutive Scudetto after a 1-0 win against relegation-threatened Palermo secured the Serie A title with four games still to play. “I am proud of [the players],” Conte said, “as it was not easy to win this year despite being favorites, as we knew the Champions League would take a lot of energy out of us.” He added: “We won the title with a triumphant march to secure it four rounds early and I will never stop thanking the players, plus the club and my staff who more than ever had to take a key role thanks to my time in the stands.”

Conte was forced to spend the first four months of the season in the stands as punishment for failing to report a potentially rigged game to authorities when he was coach of Siena. The Italian has always denied the charges. The former Juventus and Italy player said his next move would be to sit down with the Turin club’s management to discuss his future.

Juve captain Gigi Buffon remarked that although winning the title made him feel “very happy,” it was a different feeling than winning last season. “The difference from last year is that we had nothing to lose, whereas this time we were forced to win otherwise it would’ve been treated like a failure. There was a lot of responsibility on our shoulders, as it isn’t easy to win again in that situation.”

Director General Beppe Marotta pointed out that there is still a gap between Juve and Europe’s elite clubs, “as Bayern Munich right now are an unreachable war machine,” he said. “We will absolutely try to breach that gap with Conte. There is also an economic crisis in Italy and guidelines the club has to respect, but that doesn’t mean we’re being remissive. We want to have winning ideas.”

Following Juve’s convincing win, club legend Alessandro Del Piero sent a moving message to his former teammates and fans.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Guardiola: I Would Leave Bayern if Asked    
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he would be happy to leave the German giant after ...
Hazard a 'Major Doubt' for UCL Semi    
Chelsea on Friday confirmed that playmaker Eden Hazard is "major doubt" for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League ...
Neymar to Miss at Least Four Weeks     
Barcelona starlet Neymar looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury ...
Klinsmann on Altidore's Situation    
In the latest edition of Road to the Roster, U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ...
Liverpool Players Lead PFA Awards Lists     
Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard were nominated for the Professional Footballers' Association's ...
Cruyff: Barca Needs to Restore Laporta, Guardiola     
Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff thinks the best way to turn the Catalan giant's fortunes around is ...
Ronaldo Could Miss First Game vs. Bayern     
Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del ...
Report: Moyes Must Qualify for Europa League    
Manchester United coach David Moyes is understood to be under pressure from the Glazer family, the ...
Bayern Eases into German Cup Final     
Bayern Munich on Wednesday remained on course for a record 17th German Cup by crushing second ...
Pellegrini: 'Mentally Tired' City Not Out of Title Race    
Manuel Pellegrini admitted that Manchester City is mentally tired after his team could only manage a ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives