Juventus coach Conte delighted with “hard-fought victory”
Celtic Glasgow 0-3 Juventus
Post game reactions:
Antonio Conte, Juventus coach
“I played at lots of European grounds in the Champions League during my playing career and rarely have I seen such an electric atmosphere anywhere as here tonight. It was absolutely booming, I couldn’t even make myself heard with my players.
“It was a massive win and hard-fought too. We stood strong when they came out at a high tempo and we did what we could, then as soon as they eased off the accelerator a little, we hit them. We got the goal and created a number of other threats. I’m pleased, we’re growing. This team has important qualities – apart from their footballing ability – and they keep showing that time and time again.”
Neil Lennon, Celtic manager
The scoreline flatters Juventus. For 70-odd minutes we were by far the better side, but you can’t give away sloppy goals. We had chances, really great chances, and some of the football was excellent. I don’t think there was three goals between the teams.
We took a gamble on Efe Ambrose, but he was poor for the first goal and he missed a great chance to equalize We switched off for the second and third goals. We need a miracle now, that’s the harsh reality of football at this level.