Soccer: Juve boss bemoans poor finishing for slow Euro start
Serie A champions held 1-1 in Copenhagen18 September, 15:00
The Serie A champions failed to put away 11 good chances, which meant the Turin giants had to make do with the point secured by Fabio Quagliarella's second-half equaliser, after Nicolai Jorgensen gave the Danes the lead in the first half Tuesday.
"It was like target practice out there," said Conte, whose side share second place in Group B with a point a piece, two behind Real Madrid, who won 6-1 at Galatasaray.
"I don't think we've ever created so many chances in a game since I took over. But you don't win unless you put them away".
Among the players to miss goal opportunities was Argentine forward Carlos Tevez, whose arrival in the close season has been lauded as a move that could turn Juve into serious contenders in the Champions League.
But Conte stressed he was not making scapegoats of his forwards - Tevez, who gave a lively display, Quagliarella, who scored, and Sebastian Giovinco, who came on as a late substitute for the latter.
"I'm happy with how my strikers performed tonight. They worked hard for the team," he said.
"We opted for players with battling qualities to get at the opposition".
Some pundits blamed Conte for the draw, saying he was too timid with his tactics, and should have dared to field three strikers towards the end of the match when Copenhagen looked in trouble. Serie A's two other representatives in Europe's premier club competition are in action later on Wednesday.
Injury-ravaged AC Milan face Celtic at home in Group H.
Napoli, who are joint top of Serie A with AS Roma thanks to a perfect record after three games, welcome last season's finalists Borussia Dortmund to the San Paolo Stadium in a Group F clash.