Juventus boss Antonio Conte has insisted that it will be tough to be crowned as Scudetto winners against local rivals Torino next Sunday following their 1-0 win over AC Milan.
The Bianconeri took another step toward retaining their Serie A crown against the Rossoneri thanks to Arturo Vidal's second-half penalty strike, ensuring their lead over second-placed Napoli stays at 11 points.
The result which means that - depending on how Napoli fare against Pescara next weekend - Conte's men could secure the title by beating Torino in their next Serie A clash, though the 43-year-old coach has played down talk of winning the Scudetto in the Derby della Mole.
"I don’t want to think about when or against whom the decisive victory could come, I’m only interested in closing off the Scudetto race," Conte told reporters.
"After that, we can celebrate and relax following a very demanding season. We know all about Torino’s desire to beat us and about the hidden dangers that await us in Sunday’s derby."
Meanwhile, Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini revealed that the dressing room is aware of how close they are successfully defending their title but does not necessarily believe victory in Sunday's derby will ensure 2012-13 success.
"We now know how far away we are after this victory and we can now just think about ourselves without looking elsewhere," he said. "But I don’t think we’ll wrap up the title on Sunday.
"We’ll give our all in the derby, both for our fans and to take us closer to our goal. But with all respect to Pescara, I think Napoli will win.
"The 11-point gap is considerable, we’ve done well to win difficult games over the past few weeks and take the wind out of the sails of the chasing pack."