Conte: AC Milan should be respected

The 43-year-old is eagerly anticipating the upcoming encounter against the Rossoneri, and has admitted he could rest some of his key players
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has warned his men not to underestimate AC Milan in Wednesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final in Turin.

The 43-year-old has admitted that he is likely to make some changes to his team, but has insisted that the Rossoneri are a team to be reckoned with.

"Milan deserve to be respected. We will meet a great team. We have reached the quarter-finals of the competition and they will want to go as far as possible," Conte told reporters.

"Obviously, we have the desire to put in a great performance. I might decide to make a few changes to the team and field some players who have not been regulars.

"I expect a response from those players who will get a chance. I want to see progress from all my players.

"[Luca] Marrone could feature in [Andrea] Pirlo's position. [Mirko] Vucinic is having some physical problems and we'll have to deal with that. We cannot afford to miss him for a long time."

Wednesday's encounter is scheduled to kick off at 20:45GMT.