Conte: There is still more work to be done at Juventus before the Serie A season starts

The Bianconeri coach is focused on the new campaign despite the ongoing investigations into the Scommessopoli scandal, and has his eye on another summer signing
Juventus coach Antonio Conte is pleased with how his squad is shaping up, but he is still eager to add another player during the current transfer window.

The Bianconeri won the Scudetto after finishing the 2011-12 Serie A season without a loss but he is not ready to rest on his laurels.

"I'm happy with the players who have joined us. There is perfect harmony within the squad, but there is still more work to be done, Conte said at a press conference.

The 42-year-old then heaped praise on new signing Lucio, who joined the Turin club from Inter on a free transfer.

"Lucio is a top player, and is a great professional who was immediately committed to our project."

Conte then touched on the ongoing investigation into the Scommessopoli scandal, saying: "It's an ugly affair. But even in the darkest and most painful moments I've always had great respect and great trust in who is conducting the investigation.

"I told the truth that I maintain was absolutely credible. In 42 years, my life has been credible. The club, the president and the fans know what kind of person I am. I’m calm and I cleared everything up, point by point.”

Conte also spoke about the influence that Alessandro Del Piero will continue to have on Juve despite the veteran player leaving the club at the end of last season.

"Del Piero will always be present with us,” Conte noted. “It is odd that he isn’t actually with us after so many years, as he, along with Gigi Buffon, were the historical elements of the squad.

“I thank him for what he did last season and in his entire career at Juventus. I wish him all of the luck in the world."