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Conte: It's been a while since Juventus played a big role in the title race

The Bianconeri boss is pleased that his players continue to develop as the season goes on and is happy to see the Bianconeri become a genuine Scudetto contender again

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has stressed that the pressure of fighting for the Scudetto is a positive thing for the Old Lady as it means they are playing a key role again in Serie A after a string of disappointing seasons.

The Turin giants will return to the top of the table if they bag the full three points in Wednesday's league game against Parma, and Conte is delighted with Juve's progress this season.

"What’s happening to us this year is obviously very pleasing. It’s been many years since Juventus were one of the key teams in the race for the league title," Conte said in a press conference.

"Something great is happening, something that must fill us with satisfaction and pride. We’ve got back to playing a key role and to being competitive in very little time. For us it’s a positive pressure.

"Many things have changed [since the home game against Parma], and the team have continued their development process from every aspect: organisational, tactical, physical and psychological."

Wednesday's encounter at the Ennio Tardini kicks off at 18.30CET.

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