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Conte hails great Juventus

English.news.cn   2014-03-17 07:57:05

ROME, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Juventus head coach Antonio Conte praised his side as great after they beat Genoa 1-0 on Sunday.

Gigi Buffon, who parried an Emanuele Calaio penalty, and Andrea Pirlo, who curled in a last-minute free kick, turned out to be the heros for the visitors.

Conte was in an excited mood as to see his side won in such a dramatic way.

"Inevitably coming here and winning in Genoa against a team that played the game of their lives, after our run of matches with tired players I couldn't rotate, it means only a great team could've done it," he said.

"Genoa were very aggressive, but the forwards did very well to hold on to the ball and we had scored other goals, so I am satisfied. We could've been more precise in the final ball, but they did well both attacking and defending," he said.

He hope his side could win a record third consecutive Serie A title to hit back at the critics.

"This team is having a super-fantastic campaign and at the end of the day people have to admit it, even if they do so with a heavy heart. I hope to win the Scudetto, then it will be in the record books and the chatter will be gone with the wind," he said.

"Going at this extraordinary pace, we are pushing those behind us over the edge into depression. They will hopefully be disconcerted by this and fall behind," he said.

He also made some preferable comments about the match officials.

"There were also some controversial incidents, but we know referees are humans and can make mistakes, so I compliment the officials," he said.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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