Last Updated: Sat, 02 Feb 2013 11:39
Juventus boss Antonio Conte insists that he is "not worried" by the disappointing start his side has made to 2013.
The Old Lady had been eight points clear at the turn of the year but have now seen that advantage cut to just three, while Juve were dumped out of the Coppa Italia by Lazio in the semi-finals in midweek.
Conte now starts his two-match ban for insulting the referee in the wake of the Chievo draw but he insists he is not unduly concerned by the team's current problems.
"Is it a difficult time for us? If I look at the table, then I'd say no," said Conte.
"If I see we are through to the Champions League knockouts and reached the Coppa Italia semi-final, then I say no. We deserved more against Lazio, both home and away, despite the fact we used the Coppa to help players gain experience and get more playing time.
"A coach cannot just look at the result. It can happen that you try to give your all, but then concede two goals with the only real chances. I am not worried. Apart from against Sampdoria, I was never unhappy with my team's performance. Luck just isn't on our side right now."
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