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Conte proud of Juve's rally in fighting Napoli

11-30-2011 10:57 BJT

ROME, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Juventus head coach Antonio Conte praised his side's impressive fightback from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Napoli on Sunday.

The Bianconeri were 2-0 under at half-time and losing 3-1 in the second half until Marcelo Estigarribia and Simone Pepe snatched a spectacular 3-3 draw.

"There were some very strong responses in terms of character. Aside from the head, legs and tactics, without heart you cannot fight back and put a game like this back on track," Conte was quoted as saying by football-italia.net.

"It was a very difficult start and Napoli immediately played at a high tempo, but we seemed almost as if we were waiting for them to tire themselves out. There were a few distractions and we went 2-0 down, so that result, that performance and this atmosphere at the San Paolo would have broken any other team.

"This is why I am so proud that my team showed such humility, passion and belief to fight back. Quite aside from their technical gifts, I am very happy to see this inner strength from the squad. I am proud to coach these lads," he said.

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Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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