Juventus coach Antonio Conte feeling pressure of Scudetto challenger tags

The Turin outfit have started well, marching to the top of the Serie A standings after five undefeated games, but the 42-year-old is keen to avoid overhyping his side
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has stated that pressure to win the Serie A title is normal at the club, but has moved to keep expectations in check.

The Turin team have moved to the top of the standings after an unbeaten start to the campaign, having amassed 11 points from their first five games.

The 42-year-old is glad to have started strongly, but has admitted that this has increased the supporters' belief that they can lift the Scudetto crown.

"Are we are in the race for the Scudetto? When you're Juventus [you] must live with pressure, stress and victory. For us it is the norm," he told Tuttosport.

"We have played five games, the fact that [we have] had a good start has helped us grow in self-esteem and confidence."

Conte's team take on Chievo on Sunday, and the manager feels it will be a difficult fixture.

"We have watched all Chievo's matches, but we know how to play [against them]. We go there to get three points, we must not leave the field with any regrets," he stated.

"The sure thing, though, is that I'm lucky to have players that give me the chance to have two options of play, and then depending on various factors, I can take advantage of a situation."

The match kicks off at the Bentegodi at 15.00 (CET).