Antonio Conte believes Juventus could face their toughest test yet in Naples tomorrow. Napoli’s midweek Champions League exploits will see the Bianconeri go in as the fresher of the two sides, but Conte is fully aware of their strengths of Walter Mazzarri’s team. 

 Mazzarri earlier paid tribute to the Bianconeri’s start to the season, and Conte wasted little time in repaying the favour:
“Napoli have great players and Mazzarri, who I greatly respect, has given them an organised approach. However, we mustn’t fear anyone and we’ll go there to play. We’ve studied Napoli, we know their strong points, but we also know the areas we can target. I’m intrigued to see how my team respond in a difficult contest like tomorrow’s.” 

 Juventus’ unbeaten run has been built upon hard work and commitment, elements which Conte has encouraged from his first day in the hot seat:
“I expect great application from everyone on a daily basis, especially from those who have started in the previous games, also because that shirt can be removed at any moment. From that point of view I’m very relaxed, because I’ve got a superb group of lads. Everyone works hard and that’s why we’ve started the championship so well. Even those who haven’t played show motivation, keeping the starting 11 on their toes.” 

 The discussion then turned to individuals and Eljero Elia in particular. The Dutch winger has yet to cement a regular place in the side since his arrival from Hamburg, but Conte insists he is making good progress:
“Elia’s a player who’s come from two foreign leagues, in Holland and Germany, where more space can be found. By watching the Bundesliga you can see that there’s little emphasis on tactics and the games are more open. He’s young and we’re working on him, looking to bed him in with the language and making him understand what the Italian championship’s all about. When you see him on the pitch it means that we’re at a good point.” 

 The press conference drew to a close with the manager reiterating his desire to get the Bianconeri back to challenging for major honours:
“Let’s make one thing clear. Nobody wants the best for Juventus more than I do. I’ve a large squad and I need to make my decisions. I can get things wrong, but I mustn’t act as a fan, I need to be the manager. I’m paid to do this and to bring Juventus back to where the club deserves to be.” 


source:juventus.com