Juventus referee decisions magnified compared to rivals, complains Conte

The 43-year-old has called for equal treatment by the media regarding officials' decisions, while insisting that the Serie A title race is by no means decided just yet
Antonio Conte feels Juventus are being treated unfairly by the media as controversial refereeing decisions in their favour are often magnified, whereas similar calls benefiting their Serie A rivals hardly get any attention in his opinion.

Second-placed Lazio recorded a 2-0 win over Atalanta at the weekend after Sergio Floccari gifted them the lead in the second half after seemingly using his hand, and Conte is surprised the goal has not led to debate in the press.

"There will always be moments going against your team and episodes in favour of the club. However, there's no way that Lazio's goal is not getting as much attention in the media as a decision that benefits Juventus. We need balance," Conte told Corriere dello Sport.

"Juventus are just like any other team. It's seemingly all fine when a decision goes against us, but all hell breaks loose when something happens in our favour."

The successful coach then went on to discuss the title race, and stressed that it will not be easy for Juve to hold on to the Scudetto.

"The championship has always been an open contest and we know we must fight all the way.

"There are top quality sides who can hold their own such as Napoli, Lazio, Inter and Milan. It won’t be easy to retain last season’s title."

The Bianconeri currently hold a three-point lead over second-placed Lazio.