The Bianconeri achieved an important success against their historic rival Inter. Three points clinched in order to keep the championship open. A new satisfaction given to all fans who packed the Juventus Stadium. But Antonio Conte had a reason more to be proud of his men’s performance after the ‘Italian Derby’.
He expressed a special dedication, with tears in his eyes: “Yesterday I lost my aunt. She was like a second mother for me. It was a difficult circumstance, but I know that she’ll follow me from up there.”
At the end of the game, the Bianconeri’s manager commented on the match development: “We needed to win, regardless of Milan’s result. We wanted to give our fans another satisfaction, because this is the ‘Italian Derby’. We’ve faced a great team, and honestly it’s hard to understand their current position in the table. In the first half, they caused some difficulties, and during the break I told my lads that we’ll move to a three-man defense.
I don’t know that this change was decisive, however it coincided with a turning point in the game. We’re doing a great championship, therefore I must praise my lads, but Milan as well because they’ve a solid group capable of compensating for several injuries. The title is in their hands by now, and we’ll need to be clever and take advantage of every chance. Del Piero? Now he’s in a very good form, and he was absolutely decisive in these two last important matches. His experience and character are fundamental in this crucial moment of the season.