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Inter Milan coach Conte on second-place finish: Juventus still far out in front

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they still have much work to do after ending the season with victory over Atalanta.

Inter finish the season just one point off Scudetto winners Juventus, but Conte insists "there's still a large gap" to bridge.

“The lads and the staff deserve credit for achieving numbers that hadn't been seen for a long time at Inter," Conte told DAZN.

“There is still a gap with Juventus and it's a large gap. We must be intelligent and not leap from depression to elation, as the mood is too excessive in both directions. I'll say we did our duty in Serie A, we improved in the Coppa Italia by reaching the semi-final and now want to impress in the Europa League.

“This was a tough year for me and I am comforted by having this group of professionals who are giving their all. Juve are celebrating their ninth consecutive Scudetto and proved once again they are clearly stronger, as they worked to improve, while the others all just tried to reduce the gap.

“The Bianconeri have an infrastructure both on and off the field that is clearly better than the others, although we are all trying to improve that. Atalanta have done great things this season and brought new ideas with Gian Piero Gasperini, as anyone who plays against them ends up struggling. We did well to prepare for this match in every aspect.

“My team did really well, despite the fact they were criticised the moment anyone got the chance, as was I."

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