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Conte Hails Juve's 'Triumphant March' to Scudetto
Football Italia, May 6th, 2013 1:28PM

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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.

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