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      29.04.2014 00:05 - in: Serie A S

      Conte: “A remarkable journey”

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      The manager heaps praise on his side following tonight’s win before urging them to seal the title in their next game: “We’re close to a historic achievement and now we need to put the title race to bed”

      Antonio Conte admits he is lost for adjectives to describe the form of his Juventus side, who chalked up their 30th Serie A success from 35 fixtures with this evening’s 3-1 comeback triumph over Sassuolo.  

      The win takes the Bianconeri on to a tally of 93 points, two above Fabio Capello’s title-winning side in 2005/06, but Conte insists he will not be getting carried away while his men still have domestic and Europa League hurdles to clear.   

      “There’s still a chance for those chasing us and we need to bring the title race to an end in our next game. It would be a historic achievement, our third consecutive Scudetto.

      “I hear people saying that Roma are enjoying a stratospheric season, we’re eight points above them with three games remaining and in the semi-finals of the Europa League. At this point I can’t find adjectives to describe our campaign…”

      “We now need to recover and it won’t be an easy task on Thursday against Benfica, but I’m convinced that the supporters will be alongside us and represent our twelfth man on the pitch.”

      Conte was as animated as ever on the touchline tonight, displaying the typical passion and enthusiasm that has proved influential in taking the Bianconeri to the brink of a historic third consecutive Scudetto title.   

      “I get excited by coaching this squad and the incredible journey we’ve been on over these past three years. I get excited thinking about the first year, when we won the title following two back-to-back seventh placed finishes. The second year served as confirmation, while this year it’s our duty.”

      “I coach with enthusiasm and I think what my players appreciate the most is that I’m always there alongside them, through the good times and the bad. I’m lucky enough to work with extraordinary men and now we’re experiencing an exciting moment that needs to be enjoyed all the way.”

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