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Juventus coach Conte not celebrating Ibrahimovic AC Milan absence

Juventus coach Antonio Conte insists there's no advantage after AC Milan had their appeal against Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ban rejected.

Conte believes it still doesn't change Juve's preparations going into the top-of-the-table clash on Saturday night.

"You know, the obligation is to win, one wants to win, there is no doubt, with or without Ibra, beyond if you are playing for Milan or another club," Conte said.

"Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we fail. Nothing changes if there is Ibrahimovic or there is no Ibrahimovic, this is beyond doubt. We should not change anything at all in the attitude or desire to look for victory - this will be the case for us, as it will be for Milan.

"From a tactical point of view, certainly Ibrahimovic gives Milan more reference points than others, he gives a point of reference to us as well as Milan.

"But we are prepared and nothing changes the way in which we have prepared all week. I will, yesterday in training, when we look at the opposing team, we had anticipated an attack of Robinho and Ibra."

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