Thursday, 1 May 2014

Conte upset with Benfica draw

Antonio Conte is upset with the result his Juventus received in their Benfica match, being held to a        0-0 draw with the Portuguese champions, frustrated with the way the victors played, "We reached for the dream, but we could not make it happen," Conte told Mediaset Premium. "Benfica were extremely obtrusive and the referee allowed it. This affected us.”
"There were only 40 minutes of actual play, and the average is around 60 minutes. There were continuous stops to the game and time wasting, especially in the second half.
"Benfica showed all of their experience, they've been doing this in Europe for a long time and this evening they showed they were able to handle it.”
This is the second European competition Juventus have been knocked out of this season, following their 1-0 loss to Galatasaray in Turkey that knocked them out in the group stages.
"We deserved much more but this is football. We must keep our heads up, my boys put in all of their effort. Now we will focus on Serie A, on Monday we can conquer our third consecutive Scudetto.

"We gave everything, I did not like the obstructive attitude of the opponent and the referee who allowed it to happen."

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