By FOX SPORTS staff
Formerly touted as the heir to Juventus royalty Alessandro Del Piero's crown, Giovinco has struggled to impress the Bianconeri supporters in the current campaign.
However, the forward scored his first goal of the Serie A season after coming off the bench against AC Milan, putting Conte's side in the lead for the first time in a game they would eventually win 3-2.
Conte told Sky Sport Italia that he hoped the strike would help relieve some of the pressure applied by the club's supporters on Giovinco's shoulders.
"I am glad that after being asked by people so many times about this Giovinco finally scored a decisive goal, I am happy for Seba, as he gets too much criticism from the Juve fans," Conte pointed out.
"It is not fair, as he is as good as the other strikers and needs support. I hope the rapport with the supporters can improve because of this goal."
Although the Italian boss was pleased to have seen off rivals Milan, he demanded for Juventus to stop conceding early goals.
"When the fixture list was drawn up, everyone said we had been given a really tough start. I would have been more than happy with six wins and a draw by this stage," Conte admitted.
"It was a good performance tonight, but we have to improve. At the moment we are conceding with the first shot on target, so that is an element of bad luck but also our own mistakes. We have been living with this situation for a while. It is almost as if we need a slap to wake us up. The first goal today was crazy, I almost didn't see Milan had scored after 20 seconds. After that, we did well to get back on our feet against a strong Milan side."