Conte: Every game a challenge

Juventus manager Antonio Conte believes their billing as one of football’s greatest clubs means any opponent they come up against will give their all to conquer the Italians.

The Old Lady carved out a 2-1 win over Lyon on Thursday to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals, keeping the Serie A giants on course for a double this season as they currently hold an eight-point lead in the league with four games remaining.

That sort of runaway form has led to claims that teams automatically roll over for Juve, but Conte insists the opposite is true.

“I think when you reach these stages of competitions you meet good teams which are well organised,” the boss told Mediaset.

“Teams do not just roll out the red carpet for you just because we are Juventus.

“Anyone who thinks that winning is easy just because we are Juventus is mistaken.

“There is always a path in front of us.

“Despite the competition being different, this is our path and we haven’t achieved what we had this year for the first time in ten years.”

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