Monday, August 19, 2013

Tevez: Conte is just like Sir Alex Ferguson

The Juventus striker has lauded his new coach's winning mentality in the wake of the 4-0 Supercoppa Italiana triumph over Lazio on Sunday

Juventus forward Carlos Tevez has compared coach Antonio Conte to Sir Alex Ferguson, whom he played under at Manchester United.

The Argentine made his competitive debut for the Italian champions in the 4-0 Supercoppa win over Lazio on Sunday and says the 44-year-old has the same mentality as the legendary Scot.

“He’s just like Ferguson because he is winner,” the former Manchester City striker told Rai Sports.

“Conte, just as Sir Alex, does not

leave anything to chance.”

The 29-year-old was on the scoresheet against Vladimir Petkovic's side and while he is happy with his first contribution for the Bianconeri, he has stressed that he is still getting back to full fitness.

“I’m happy with how things went in the game with the way we played," he continued.

“I’ve not been playing for some time, but physically I’m fine, I’m just missing a little fitness.”

Tevez also reserved praise for new team-mate Mirko Vucinic after the game.

“He has incredible qualities,” he admired. “It is the second game we have played together and it’s always nice to play alongside great players.”