By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Conte was handed a 10-month ban at the start of the season for failure to report match fixing during his stint at Siena, which means he will not be able to take his place on the bench during matchdays but he will still be allowed to train and prepare the team before the matches.
Bonucci believes that Conte's training and preparation will still be key for the team - he quoted their equaliser in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea on Wednesday as an example of Conte's work.
"The equaliser against Chelsea was a move prepared on the training ground and demonstrates that our work during the week pays dividends," the defender stated to Sky Sport Italia.
"Our preparations with Conte enable us to be calm when we take to the field and we know that whoever is on the bench will stick to his game plan.
"We're a team with great values. We have drive, the desire to never give up and can hold our own wherever we play."