Conte's side are three points clear of the champions as they prepare to visit Novara on Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the encounter, Conte said he was proud of his players, and believes they are well-placed to win a first league title since 2002/03.

"I do believe in the Scudetto, seeing as where we are right now," Conte told reporters.

"Let's not forget where we came from, this is a source of pride. We have the possibility to write an important page in Juve's history.

"We are playing so many matches in such a short space of time, we are thinking match after match. My players have matured a lot and I am proud of them."

Conte praised Milan, but said Juventus were closing the gap between themselves and Massimiliano Allegri's team.

"I have always said that Milan have a better squad. In the end, the side who deserves it the most will win," he said.

"In terms of organisation, we are now at Milan's level."

Conte said he expected an open encounter against Novara, having been made to battle to a 1-0 victory over a defensive Cesena on Wednesday.

"Novara always play good football," Conte said.

"Compared to the match against Cesena, who played a very defensive game, we will find a side who will try to play their own game."