Defeat can be Juventus catalyst - Conte

The Italian is expecting a reaction from his side in Europe following their surprise 2-0 loss in Serie A on Sunday

Juventus coach Antonio Conte says his side can use their defeat to Napoli as a catalyst in their quest for domestic and European success.

The Bianconeri face Lyon on Thursday in the first-leg of their Europa League quarter-final on the back of a surprise 2-0 loss to Rafa Benitez's side on Sunday.

Lyon boss Remi Garde suggested Juve will be a mountain to climb for his club, with Conte endorsing that view, while admitting he is expecting a reaction from his players.

"Juventus are a mountain to climb? We'll look to make it insurmountable," the trainer told reporters.

"I hope the defeat to Napoli gives us the strength to face the final sprint in the best way. I'm expecting a great display tomorrow.

"Lyon have had success in recent times and possess fine players. We've studied them and are aware of their strong and weak areas.

"We’ll face Lyon aware of the importance the first leg holds in the eventual destiny of getting through to the next round. We should be proud at being respected by teams like Lyon who, up until a few years ago, were ahead of us."