Marotta warns Roma to stop attacking Conte

The Bianconer official says that enough is enough, as the feud between the two clubs escalated after Giallorossi director Mauro Baldissoni criticised the Old Lady's coach
Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has called for a end to the ongoing war of words between Roma and Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte.

The Bianconeri coach and his Giallorossi counterpart, Rudi Garcia, have been attacking one another in the press for some weeks now, while their respective sides battle it out for this season's Serie A title.

After Garcia last week accused teams of rolling over against Juventus, Conte accused the Frenchman of lacking a "sporting culture", which, in turn, prompted an angry response from Roma director Mauro Baldissoni.

Speaking to Sky Sport 24, Baldissoni said: “Conte says that he has not seen sporting culture? Maybe he has not seen it or maybe he does not know how to recognise it because he is used to other principles of culture in his career.

“We were amazed that Juventus or their coach have decided to respond to Garcia.”

However, Marotta has now called for an end to the perceived hostility towards Conte, who is on the verge of leading Juve to a third successive title, with the Bianconeri currently eight points clear of second-placed Roma.

“That’s enough, hands down on Conte, and no lessons from others, thanks,” the Juve CEO told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I can assure you that when Roma win, we will be the first to applaud.”

Juventus can seal the Scudetto with a win against Atalanta at Juventus Stadium on Monday, or if Roma fail to beat Catania the day before.