Turin giants travel to Naples to take on their second-placed rivals.
Juventus head coach Antonio Conte believes that Napoli, who the Serie A leaders meet on Saturday night, will now solely be concentrating on Serie A having been eliminated from both the Coppa Italia and the Europa League.
“It is a team (Napoli) that can aim for the Scudetto (Serie A title),” Conte said in his pre-match press conference.
“They went out of the Coppa Italia and Europa League early and now they have one clear goal, which is the national championship, and they’re equipped to go for. We will see on the field who is stronger. Last year in theory we were not the strongest team, but we won.
“We absolutely trust referees. It is inevitable that sometimes they make mistakes and we get angry. (In the past) when I got angry I paid for it …. but that does not mean that I don’t respect them and what they do. However, I’m sorry when I read about a bit shady atmosphere, mysterious.
“We are very serene. We consider tomorrow’s game as a game like any other. Also, because the championship will not end tomorrow in case of win, draw or … you know, I can’t mention that word (defeat).”
“Giorgio (Chiellini) is in a good shape and has recovered, but let’s see … I want to speak to him before making decisions because I can have an idea but …. the interests of the player and the interests of the team, which I represent, must coincide.”