The Bianconeriâ€™s three-point lead at the top of the table has been reduced to just one after tonightâ€™s shock 1-1 draw with Lecce, as Gigi Buffon tried to dribble Andrea Bertolacci and was caught out.
â€śThis is football,â€ť said Conte. â€śIt was a chaotic draw, but itâ€™s not the first time this has happened. Today it was our turn to concede a strange goal.
â€śIt is another reason we need to grow, but obviously there are regrets, as we couldâ€™ve put a real marker on the Scudetto.
â€śIf in the last two games we do well, then we will win the title, otherwise the other team will be better.
â€śWe wasted a bonus and now are forced to win the next two matches. At the start of the season weâ€™d all have been super-excited to be one point clear at the top of the table with two rounds to go.
â€śWe are achieving extraordinary things and donâ€™t forget we were coming off two seventh-place finishes in recent years.
â€śBuffon had an accident, as can happen when strikers miss goals. He is strong and experienced enough to react positively, seeing as so many times this season he has been decisive for us.
â€śWe had several chances to double our lead, but were not precise. Drawing a game like this was totally unexpected. Probably the importance of the match took away some of our sharpness and put extra pressure on our shoulders.
â€śWeâ€™re unbeaten in 36 Serie A games and must do well to control our advantage in the next two weeks to make a dream come true.â€ť