Marchisio: "The Match Against Milan Is Important"

Posted on 27/10/2010


While awaiting a big crowd at the Scala del Calcio, another smaller crowd gathered. Four days before the match away against Milan, Claudio Marchisio attended an evening in black and white. Together with the Director Genral for Sports Affairs, the midfielder was the guest of honour at the Juventus Club Mottarone in Stresa and received the Castagna D’Oro, an award in its 26th edition and won by all the symbols of the recent history of the club.

The award was greatly appreciated by Claudio, a genuine Juventino: “I had already been here two years ago for the presentation to Camoranesi. Even then it was really exciting and I hoped that one day it would be my turn. I am happy because this shows the improvement that I showed in recent times. I am happy to see so many Juventus supporters present. In recent years, after the Serie B, the feeling with them is different and this can be noted every time there are such events”.

It was a different evening to re-charge the batteries in view of the match on Saturday night. The match against Milan is one which all the bianconeri look forward to, not only because of the reputation of the opponents. 

“It will be an important match but not a decisive one. They obtained a great victory in Naples and will be charged-up with Robinho clearly improving. However, even we are physically and mentally well. There is hope in the team and we will compete for it. We hoped we could get to it with a better position in the table. Unfortunately in Bologna we dropped two points and therefore we must not miss this train”.

Juventus risks playing the big match at the Meazza without Milos Krasic who was suspended after video evidence. After 3 days of words and discussions, Marchisio defended his team mate all out: 

“The club is defending him as best it can and has already presented a recourse. I am convinced that Milos did not do it to fool the referee and the opponents. He is not that sort of player”.

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