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Tevez & Llorente Face Game Time Battle

Carlos Tevez may have scored a brace in his first game for Juventus on Wednesday, and Fernando Llorente may have looked the part too. But Juve boss Antonio Conte has warned his two new strikers that they face a battle to win their places in his starting line-up.

The Old Lady hammered an amateur side 7-0 on Wednesday, with last season’s regular forward’s Alessandro Matri and Mirko Vucinic also grabbing two goals apiece.

Conte was happy that his new stars got their first run-outs over and done with, but he was even happier that three of his four font line players are already in the goals.

The manager likes to play a front two, and has succeeded in the Serie A for two seasons in a row doing so.

As a result, the competition for places is set to be tasty this season, and it something Conte is looking forward to.

“I was positively impressed,” said Conte after running the rule over Tevez and Llorente.

“Clearly they are very willing, but they need to play together more to forge a greater understanding. I’m pleased with the way they fit in.”

“We’ve got a healthy battle for places and I will pick whoever I believe is in the best form and worthy of his place,” Conte added.

“These players have gifted us two Scudettos in two years so they are players I know I can rely on.”

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