By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Juventus were easing through the match and went ahead in the 63rd minute when Federico Peluso headed in the opening goal but were pegged back by a last-minute goal from Stefano Mauri.
The Bianconeri continueed their inconsistent run of form with two games won, two drawn and a loss in their last five games, but Conte refused to criticise his players and insisted that they played well and the result did not reflect their performance.
"The only thing I'm disappointed about is the result itself. We played an excellent game and deserved better." he told Juventus' official website.
"Lazio are a fine team and will compete for the title, but have had an element of luck on their side in our two meetings so far this season.
"We hope to have a bit more fortune than they do in the second leg, but we'll give it a good go in Rome.
"I'm still satisfied. Despite the absentees, we showed once again that the mentality doesn't change and the lads are all singing from the same hymn sheet."
Juventus will travel to Rome next Tuesday for the return leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final.