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02 Sep 2012

Carrera satisfied with Udine showing

The first-team coach comments on Brkic’s red card: “They’re the rules in place, so he had to go”

Massimo Carrera voiced his delight at the Bianconeri’s 4-1 win over Udinese but, as ever, was quick to pay tribute to Antonio Conte.

The 48-year-old said: “He’s the real manager. I’m looking to take inspiration from him during the week so the team can continue to feel his presence.”

Despite the resounding four-goal display, Carrera was quick to point out where the Bianconeri could improve.

“The team is developing even though we didn’t keep the high tempo we wanted to at the start. We wouldn’t have conceded their consolation goal last season, so we need to show even more hunger.”

Brkic’s early sending off had a clear impact on the game, and Juve's first-team coach believes the goalkeeper’s challenge left Valeri with no option.

“They’re the rules that are currently in force, if the last man commits a foul he must be sent off. We faced almost the entire game with an extra man, so we had more space on the wings, but we also played like that last year.”