Juventus manager Antonio Conte admitted his team “could have done a lot better” at the Juventus Stadium, as they were unable to defend their title and lost to Inter Milan in the Champions League.
The Bianconeri are now nine points behind leaders Barcelona in the race for the league title.
“We didn’t play well in the first half and that was disappointing,” Conte told reporters after the game.
“The first half was a real disaster. “
I thought we had an attacking attack, but we were very slow in the transition. “
The first half was a real disaster.
Conte has been in charge since the end of February, but the Bianconeste failed to score until the 60th minute. “
The second half was more of the same, but not as bad.”
Conte has been in charge since the end of February, but the Bianconeste failed to score until the 60th minute.
The coach added that he was “disappointed” by the performance and will not change the team’s tactics in the coming days.
Inter are still two points clear of third-placed Juventus with a game in hand, but Juve are still in danger of not qualifying for the Champions Cup.
Conte was speaking ahead of his side’s first home game since January as he begins a five-match winless run.
Contes team were handed a shock opening-day defeat by Juventus in which goalkeeper Claudio Marchisio made five saves to keep the match scoreless, and they failed to register a single shot on target.
“I think the only reason for this performance is that we had the same problem at home, the same situation we had at the Camp Nou,” Contes said.
“There were no tactical problems and I think we were a little bit unlucky with the passing and the way we played the first 30 minutes.”
Contes has conceded seven goals in his last two Serie A games, conceding eight in his first five matches, including three in a row.