Conte slams Juventus fans
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has criticised his side's supporters after a large section of the home crowd were heard jeering during Sunday's 3-0 win over Siena.
Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sebastian Giovinco and Paul Pogba helped move Juve seven points clear atop the Serie A ladder, although fans at the Juventus Stadium were critical of the bianconeri.
"Unfortunately booing is becoming a bad habit at this stadium, supporters can't boo the lads' first mistake," Conte told the official club website. I'll remind them that this team has done extraordinary things, but above all brought back a sense of belonging and pride to all Bianconeri fans."
Conte was quick to remind fans of Juve's changing fortunes in the Serie A over the last year, insisting his side's performance in the convincing win should be commended.
"At times certain murmurs of complaint from the stands really irritate me, as I find them inopportune," he told RAI Sport. "People forget that 18 months ago Juve were seventh. They ought to be enthusiastic at having players like Giovinco, so I do not agree with those who jeer.
"We took to the field with a good approach, showing great respect for Siena who possess all the characteristics required to stay up. They're in good form and came into the fixture following important results. I knew it wouldn't be easy and that's why I kept the tension high.
"Congratulations to the lads, they really did well today. I'm happy about Giovinco's goal and for how it came about. We always look to work on every little detail, including set pieces."
The Juventus boss has been linked with a move to Chelsea or Real Madrid in the summer and although he is yet to rule out an exit from Italy, Conte says he is pleased to receive interest from a number of high profile clubs.
"I've always said that my ambition is to coach abroad one day and I'm pleased to receive marks of esteem from important clubs, it means that we are working well," Conte said. "They make Juventus happy too, because it means that they chose well one-and-a-half years ago. At the moment I am just thinking about Juventus, to re-establish ourselves in Italy and to do well in Europe."