Antonio Conte refuses to admit Juventus are Serie A title contenders despite excellent start

The Turin side's coach is refusing to get carried away despite being impressed with his players' performance in securing their second win of the season against Siena

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is refusing to get carried away despite having started the 2011/12 Serie A season with two consecutive wins.

The 42-year-old former Siena tactician actively downplayed his team’s title hopes, arguing that they still have some way to go to match AC Milan and fellow pace-setters Napoli.

“The Scudetto? The second day of the championship is too early to talk about such things,” he told Corriere dello Sport following Juventus’s 1-0 victory away to Siena, which leaves the Bianconeri in second place in Serie A.

“Other teams are ahead of us. In addition to AC Milan and Napoli, Lazio are dangerous too.”

Nevertheless, the defeat of Siena has given Conte cause for optimism.

“This [Siena] is a difficult place,” he added. “Many will suffer here, especially the big teams. But I liked the way Juventus played a lot.”

Irrespective of his reservations, Juventus will be confident of maintaining their 100 per cent start to the season by defeating Bologna on Wednesday.