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The Bianconeri boss believes that his side's upcoming clash with Milan will be a difficult game, but said that should his side triumph, they won't revel in petty bragging rights

Juventus head coach Antonio Conte has insisted that his side will take no enjoyment by beating AC Milan and potentially helping to condemn them to third place in Serie A this season.

The Bianconeri are 11 points clear of second-placed Napoli with six games to play but the Rossoneri are just four points behind the Partenopei.

A win at the Juventus Stadium could help dent the gap if Walter Mazzarri's side drop points but Conte hopes the points will all go his team's way, despite anticipating a tough clash on Sunday.

"Our only motivation is to earn the three points so we can get even closer to the Scudetto," he told reporters. "We have no pleasure in making Milan finish third, as it is provincial to think about your opponents that way.

"We must look only at our own situation. It won’t be easy to win, as Milan are as strong as we are and want to prove it. They are working well, because it wasn’t easy to rebuild and replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva."

Conte also revealed that Giorgio Chiellini could return to the first team if he proves himself to be fit this weekend.

"Chiellini trained with the side yesterday and seems to be in decent shape," the 43-year-old continued. "We’ll see, but if he is fit then obviously Chiellini will play. He is an exceptional defender and if he’s fit then I very rarely leave him out."

If Juve can beat Massimiliano Allegri's men on Sunday and Napoli drop points to Cagliari then a win in their local derby the following weekend against Torino would see them crowned as Scudetto winners.

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