Antonio Conte was full of praise for Carlos Tevez after the summer signing’s stellar display helped the Bianconeri recover from an early setback to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 at Juventus Stadium.
Following FC Copenhagen’s set-piece opener on Tuesday night, Conte witnessed lightning strike twice as his men were again left with an uphill task following a dead ball situation which produced the visitors’ only shot on goal.
But the manager expressed his delight at the way in which his charges battled to restore parity before going on to win the encounter with a commanding display that could have yielded an even more emphatic eventual outcome.
Speaking to reporters in Turin, the 44-year-old began: “It’s not a great moment for one-off incidents as far as we’re concerned, we seem to be immediately punished at the first instance.
“Once again we reacted strongly and immediately turned the game on its head in the first half. We also continued to go for it after the break and would have deserved to win by a greater scoreline.”
Conte concluded by defending his rotation policy which will continue to be enforced as the Bianconeri tackle a hectic league and European schedule over the coming fortnight.
He added: “As far as the rotation’s concerned, we’re playing every three days and need everyone to get vital playing time under their belts. I’ve alternated the defenders in the previous two games, sooner or later Tevez will also have to sit one out.
“He’s an example to everyone, while I thought Llorente also did well today. There’s more to come from him and this goal will give him confidence.”