Juventus defender Lichtsteiner denies Conte bust-up

Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner insists there's no rift with coach Antonio Conte.

Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner insists there's no rift with coach Antonio Conte.

The Swiss featured in last night's famous Champions League win over Chelsea, only days after he was linked with a January move away amid claims of a falling out with Conte.

But at the final whistle, Lichtsteiner said: "I try in every game to show I belong there. Tonight I was very motivated, I ran a lot. It went very well, the important thing was to win.

"It bothers me to hear that I have a problem with the coach, it is not true. This was a game we had to win, now we need to do well against Shakhtar, but first we have the league games against Milan and Torino."

He added: "The coach never ignored me. I was disappointed against Inter because I had to change because of the possible red. I've never had problems with him."

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