Marotta: “A victory by Conte and for Conte”
August 11, 2012
“This is a victory by Antonio Conte and for Antonio Conte,” said Giuseppe Marotta shortly after the final whistle. His words sum up Juve's latest triumph perfectly, three months on from the Scudetto success.
The absence of the coach, who was in the stands due to suspension, provided added motivation for the players as they overcame Napoli at the end of a hard-fought encounter. Marotta also commented on the Partenopei's decision to abandon the award ceremony on the pitch in Beijing: “We were hard done by in the Coppa Italia final, with that penalty that wasn't given to Marchisio, yet we didn't kick up a fuss, we accepted the defeat. But the only thing we're interested in today is this win. An impeccable victory that was prepared for impeccably throughout the week by our coach. Are we still on the hunt for a top player? That's just a term people use. How would you define players like Asamoah, who scored a fantastic goal today, Pirlo and Buffon? We're working hard to strengthen the squad that won the league last season and who have lifted the Super Cup today.”