Conte will be back on the bench from Sunday after serving his alleged betting ban.
"It was difficult to do without Antonio, but the team knows what it has to do and how it must move, so they helped the situation immensely. We had to call a few players today who weren't keeping their positions," said Alessio.
"I know what Antonio has been through over the last few months. I want to thank the staff who worked so hard to achieve this fundamental objective of qualification."