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27 Mar 2014 - in: Serie A

Conte full of praise after Juve extend home run

The Bianconeri boss is full of positives after guiding his troops to a hard-fought triumph over Parma: “It was an important victory against a team who came into the game on the back of a 17-match unbeaten streak”

Antonio Conte says he is running out of superlatives for his high-flying Bianconeri after witnessing another tough hurdle overcome with this evening’s 2-1 victory over a buoyant Parma outfit at Juventus Stadium.

Two Carlos Tevez goals proved the difference on a night where an injury-hit Juventus rolled up their sleeves and came through an energy-sapping battle to maintain their imperious league form on home soil.    

Reflecting on an intriguing affair in Turin, the 44-year-old said: “It was an important victory against a team who came into the game on the back of a 17-match unbeaten streak. Parma reiterated how strong they are tonight, you don’t string together that kind of run by chance.

“I’m running out of words of praise for these lads, eight out of 11 are on their fifth consecutive game. Some need to take a breather, but they can’t – this is the worst injury situation I’ve had since I’ve been here.

“We’ll try and get as many players back in order to wrap up what has been an extraordinary league season up until now and to try to make progress in the Europa League.

“It’s the second year running that we’re the only Italian representative in the hunt for a European trophy. We want to continue our journey, but first we’ll think about Sunday against Napoli.”