Juventus coach Antonio Conte is angry over criticism of Fernando Llorente's fitness.
He vented his irritation at the media’s line of questioning.
“Thinking of getting around certain difficulties with a single player is just wrong, as we play as a team – one that won the Scudetto.
“The media is trying to create a situation around Llorente that I find laughable. He arrived three weeks ago, is working hard – which is the most important thing for me – and above all barely played for a year. It is inevitable a player will encounter difficulties in those circumstances.
“We know him well, were fortunate and smart enough to sign him on a Bosman and he’s trying to get into our system. There ought to be some respect and not just hurling insults at someone or piling on the pressure to create a headline. The media creates controversy out of nothing.”
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