Conte on new Juventus job

Antonio Conte has given his first interview as new Coach of Juventus, claiming that he is ‘coming home’.
The former Juventus captain has just taken Siena to an automatic promotion to Serie A, a feat he also achieved with Bari in 2008/09. As reported by the clubs official website, he told journalists he is ready for this opportunity.
“I would like to thank [director Giuseppe] Marotta and the club for this opportunity. For me it’s like coming home after seven years. I have always dreamed of this moment and it’s been a fixed target of mine ever since I started my coaching career.”
Conte has preferred a 4-4-2 system which includes a high work ethic all over the pitch. He said he is ready to take Juve back to the top.
“The numbers mean little, what matters are the principles and ideas, which naturally must evolve with study, experience and the everyday association with the players,” he noted.
“I want my side to have the ball. We need to control the game and this is the mentality that I’ll look to get over to my players. We need to be compact, look to win back the ball as soon as possible, without moving back.
“Our objective is to return to be a challenging side. Juve’s history demands this and, through work, 100% commitment and the right attitude we must bring this club back to where it deserves to be and where the fans want it to be.”

Conte also spoke of the new arrival at Vinovo, Italian international Andrea Pirlo, as well as other transfer targets: “I can always find a role for great footballers. Pirlo is an international player, blessed with class and charisma, just like Marchisio, who has a big heart and notable qualities. They’re Juve players and I’m happy to have them available.”
“Targets in the transfer market? We will hold a meeting immediately with Marotta, [Fabio] Paratici and [Pavel] Nedved and we will start to speak about it in more depth. The most important thing is to spend correctly.
“In any case, there’s an excellent foundation of this side that’s hasn’t had the best of seasons, but I’ll also focus on the will to redeem themselves, in terms of who will remain. There’s no need to overhaul the side, just to make some adjustments.”

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