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Conte 'shouldn't have scrapped day off'

Former Juventus coach Fabio Capello has said he believes Antonio Conte was wrong to order Juve's players in for training on Monday as punishment after they threw away a two-goal lead to draw with Hellas Verona.

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Conte scrapped his side's day off after they let their advantage slip to draw 2-2 in Verona. He showed them a video of the game, picking out all the points that had not impressed him.

But Gazzetta dello Sport reported Capello as saying: "I've never been one to do this kind of thing.

"I've never dealt out any such punishment. It's not my way of thinking. I like to reason, talk and find solutions."

Conte has warned his players that the title race is not over. He put them through a light workout and spent most of the morning analysing what had gone wrong after Carlos Tevez  put the Serie A leaders two goals ahead.

Giorgio Chiellini was only involved in the analytical part of the session, however, with a calf strain preventing him from training.

A scan showed the defender had not torn a muscle and, although he is unlikely to feature against Chievo at the weekend, he should be fit for the Europa League last-32 tie with Trabzonspor on Feb. 20.


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