Conte was happy with the character his team showed.
“Considering the first half, we could taste the victory and the chance to put Napoli further behind,” Coach Conte told Sky Sport Italia.
“It didn’t happen, but we put in a strong performance in terms of character despite a very fiery atmosphere. I compliment the players on keeping their heads in this stadium.
“We did well not to lose our calm and stay in the game at all times. There are 11 rounds to go and it’s all open, so we have to keep pedalling at full pace to stay out in front.
“The Scudetto is far away on a mathematical level, as we are six points in front – which is a good advantage – but there are another 33 available. Don’t forget we still have to play Milan, Inter and the revelation Catania.
“We must always be gritty, determined and motivated to get the points, because every match is difficult and a surprise is always around the corner.
“There is no more time for fun and games or slip-ups. If we do well, then we’ll get there, but if we don’t then it’s only right that someone else finishes first. That’s why we have to keep our heads down.”