Juventus boss Antonio Conte has taken a swipe at AS Roma counterpart Rudi Garcia.

Conte was asked about Garcia's call for opposition teams to raise their game against Juventus in order to keep the title race alive.

"I was honestly surprised by Garcia's comments, as I found them very provincial and going back, if added to the 'help' I can catalogue them in the folder marked 'bar talk.' I don't think Serie A needed Garcia to bring new motivation to teams facing Juventus. Don't forget that for many years any Italian side that faces Juve plays the game of a lifetime.

"I also find it a huge lack of respect for the Coaches, players and clubs, but also the fans, as I don't think supporters would think their team comes to the Juventus Stadium and doesn't try hard. I thought it completely unnecessary."

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