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Juventus coach Conte: Torino proved tough test

Juventus coach Antonio Conte admits Torino forced a change in tactics for their 1-0 derby win.

Carlos Tevez secured a 1-0 victory for the Bianconeri, though Omar El Kaddouri appeared to be tripped by Andrea Pirlo in the final minutes.

"I don't see a fatigue problem. Inevitably these are very, very difficult games, as Torino had nothing to lose. Along with Verona they are the revelations of this campaign," the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

"In my view our game was tactically perfect, as we played with cool heads and hot hearts. We allowed Torino very few chances and tried to limit their counter-attacks, which are their main strengths.

"Immobile, Cerci and El Kaddouri can hurt any opponents and we ran the real risk of letting them through if we weren't 100 per cent concentrated. It was not simple and I am very happy with the response from the lads just three days after the Europa League game.

"Now we have to focus on Thursday, as there will be a fiery atmosphere in Turkey and anyone who thinks we've already qualified is wrong. We need to score there as soon as possible.

"Torino play an atypical 3-5-2, as it's more of a 3-5-1-1 with one striker much wider than the other. Cerci as a forward is changing his characteristics, but then he cuts inside and can become devastating. I think we did a great job tactically to limit them."

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