Vidal has grown a lot since joining Juventus, says Conte

The Bianconeri coach is impressed with the midfielder's progress in the past two seasons and is delighted with his side's performances this term
Antonio Conte has hailed Arturo Vidal's development since the Chile international's move to Juventus in the summer of 2011.

The 25-year-old has become a key player at the Bianconeri since his move from Bayer Leverkusen and Conte has nothing but praise for the combative midfielder.

"Vidal has grown exponentially as a player since arriving here. He's important for us and always gives 110 per cent," the Juve coach said at a press conference.

"Arturo has managed to combine his intensity and excellent technique with a strong tactical knowledge."

Conte then went on to voice his satisfaction with Juventus' good performances this campaign, which included an excellent start despite the Italian coach having to sit on the sidelines for four months due to failing to report match-fixing.

"It's been a triumphant run this season, especially considering our involvement in the Champions League. We've been out in front from the very start. Winning the Scudetto would crown two magnificent years.

"It's been a tough, tiring and stressful year but we've done something extraordinary considering where we started out."

Juventus need a draw against Palermo on Sunday in order to win their second consecutive Scudetto.