Juventus boss Antonio Conte spoke at the Globe Soccer Awards today, in which he will receive the 2013 award for Best Coach of the Year.
“After two years in which Juventus has grown so much, we now have the objective to win at the international level. We have three objectives: the scudetto, the Coppa Italia, and the Europa League. We must try winning all three, I don’t choose one over the other”, he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
Conte turned to his evolution as a coach, “When I was a player I was in constant communication with my coaches to understand what they wanted to do. After I turned 30 I started to give suggestions to my teammates”.
Conte then reveals the secret of his success: “I didn’t have the qualities of some of my teammates, so I based my playing career on the physical aspect and on self-sacrifice. Now, as a coach, I try to find solutions for players who are less skilled. I ask them to ask me why we do certain plays, their usefulness. When players understand that, they’ll execute plays more willingly”.
Conte then turned to his colleague who was part of the discussion panel “Guardiola has been an important example for us, for the footballing idea that Barcelona expressed. We studied what he did”.
Conte then said that he’s in favour of time-outs in football as they would increase communication with players and, in turn, give coaches more influence.
Finally, he was asked about his future he said: “I don’t think about that. I have only Juve on my mind”.