The Juventus defender, who has been in Turin for 19 years, will continue his adventure as captain. And on the World Cup: “If I hear it, why not?”
19 years in black and white for Giorgio Chiellini. The defender thus becomes of age at Juve, as underlined in the interview with the official channels of the club: “Better not think about it, it makes me feel even more”. The captain of the national team begins jokingly, visibly enthusiastic about the extension of the contract with the club with which he has always been linked. “I am happy. As often as it may seem a formality, they remain fundamental steps in life. I arrived here as a boy, little more than 18 years old. Now I am an adult, mature and aware of being enjoying every moment of these last years of career. I hope so much so that I can continue to give my contribution to the team and win other titles, which, as we know, is fundamental at Juventus. “
A decision on which, according to Chiellini himself, none of the parties had much to think about. The mutual will was and is to continue: “In the end, in fact, it was a formality. Once I understood that the body could hold up to continue, there has always been a mutual desire to continue together. The relationship between me and the club is so tight that it goes beyond everything else. I have never questioned my future here. ” A Chiellini who, after two years, finds Massimiliano Allegri in Turin. Five championships, four Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups the trophies collected together, and the desire is not to stop: “We have already met and found each other in the best possible way, joking like good Leghorns. I’m happy to see him again, he is a person who is there. he gave me a lot. Max is very excited at the start of the season, which makes me happy: I am convinced that he is the right person to bring the team back to the top, in order to create a new cycle. “
The thought, inevitably due to the importance of the victory, therefore returns to the triumph at the European Championship with the national team. The sensations of this summer are therefore different from those of the other summer preparations: “There is great satisfaction, for sure. I think that when you reach a certain age you can enjoy certain moments even more. You understand their value even better. understanding how difficult it is to triumph on certain stages. I think the carefree and joy we put into our game at the European Championships is fundamental in this team. There are guys of great value, both technical and human, young and old. It will be essential to recreate that atmosphere of pleasure in being together that we have had this month “. The question about the World Championship as a goal for Chiellini is therefore a must: “We’ll see, it’s more than a year from now. For now I am thinking about the present and I enjoy the moment. If I feel good and I feel it I would be happy to participate, otherwise it will be fine. anyway. I have learned in recent years to live the present with joy, without thinking too much. For now I think about Juventus, about the preparation, then game after game I will go forward in the best possible way “.
2 August – 21:35
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