Juventus coach Conte remains upbeat after Roma draw

Juventus coach Antonio Conte remained upbeat after their surprise 1-1 draw with AS Roma.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte remained upbeat after their surprise 1-1 draw with AS Roma.

Juve had to fight back from an early Daniele De Rossi goal, created by Arturo Vidal’s howler, then saw Gigi Buffon save Francesco Totti’s penalty in a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico.

“We played well in the first half with intensity, tempo and some important moves, though we could’ve done more on the flanks,” said Conte.

“It’s not easy when you go behind straight away, so we did well to react. I didn’t like the middle of the second half, though, as we fell into chaos.

“We still had lots of chances to score and Maarten Stekelenburg was crucial for Roma. It was a good game, as both I and Luis Enrique had prepared for it well.”

Juventus are joint top of the table with Udinese and Conte does not see this as a missed opportunity against a decimated Roma.

“If I look at the table, then I can say we are doing extraordinary things, well beyond expectations at the start of the season. The fact people think Juve should win all the time shows we have become an important team.”

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