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11 May 2013 - in: Serie A

Conte: “A unique Juventus team”

The manager pays tribute to his “extraordinary” players shortly after lifting a second consecutive Scudetto at Juventus Stadium

Antonio Conte wasted no time in lauding the achievements of his “extraordinary” players following this afternoon’s Scudetto presentation at Juventus Stadium.  

Speaking to the media, Conte began: “The players are always the stars of the show. They’ve done extraordinary things, showing constant desire to fight and improve.

"Pogba’s surprised me the most, today he’s a different player from the one that joined us in the summer.”

The Bianconeri’s domestic dominance over the course of the 2012/13 campaign has prompted observers to draw comparisons between today’s current crop and the great Juventus teams of yesteryear.

“We can be compared to Lippi’s side as far as determination’s concerned, but I’d say our side is generally different to all the others, including the teams led by Trapattoni and Capello.”

The manager was all smiles as he was joined by his wife and daughter in thanking the fans for their unwavering support throughout a memorable year.

“We enjoyed another wonderful day today, celebrating with our supporters and relatives. There’s another game to go and then we’ll enjoy our holidays.

“I’ve had three busy summers and need to take a break and recharge the batteries. A lot of energy will be required to enjoy another season like the one we’ve just experienced.”