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The successful coach has warned his side they cannot afford to lose focus at this crucial stage, and has urged them to take things one step at a time

Antonio Conte has made it clear that the upcoming few weeks are crucial for Juventus in their hunt for the Scudetto and Champions League.

The Turin giants take on arch-rivals Inter in Serie A on Saturday, before travelling to Germany for the first leg of their quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

"It's an important moment of the season for us, with six games in 21 days. We'll be playing for the Scudetto and a place in the Champions League semi-finals," Conte said at a press conference.

"We need to chase our goals which are to reclaim the Scudetto and keep the Champions League dream alive.

"Experience tells me that getting ahead of ourselves could cause us to slip up. We need to take one game at a time. The most important encounter is the one we're facing next.

"I'll choose my strongest side on Saturday, we're focused solely on Inter. It will be an open and entertaining encounter, a draw won't suit either side. Inter can beat anyone in a one-off game, we must be extremely focused and alert."

Saturday's encounter at the Giuseppe Meazza is scheduled to kick off at 15:00CET.

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