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Chiellini: ‘I want 10th Scudetto’

November 1, 2019

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has insisted that he wants to win a 10th successive Scudetto with the club as well as the Champions League and Euro 2020.

Chiellini is recovering from an ACL injury that is expected to rule him out until the end of the season but it hasn’t dampened his ambition.

“I want to win the 10th Scudetto and then possibly the Champions League and European Championship, but if I manage to win only one of them, I’ll be very happy,” he told Juventus TV.

“I’m back training and I’m working a lot in the gym. A lot has changed since I dropped my crutches. Now I can have a normal life without too many obstructions.

“I haven’t played for many teams and I’m lucky that I’m good enough, because to stay here for 15 years is not easy.

“You need to find an environment which allows you to stay 15 years in one place and develop every year, at an ambitious club. If you are with the best, you don’t need to look elsewhere.

“I take this injury as a challenge to demonstrate what I have left in me. I would like to enjoy the remaining moments of my career.

“I have to admit that I have really enjoyed these last few years. Maybe it’s the maturity, maybe by reflecting a bit.

“The 500 matches with Juve, the captaincy for Juve, the 100 matches and the captaincy with the national team. They are historical moments.

“You never get used to winning and it always gives you the energy to find new motivation for another win.

“The club is still evolving. For someone who has been here as long as I have, it’s nice to see the structure of Juventus developing for the better year after year.

“The most important thing is to give all you’ve got, this way you won’t have any regrets. Of course, if I could, I would play a lot of games all over again but that’s part of life, not only football.

“From that point of view, I don’t have any regrets, I’m very satisfied by what I’m doing. I still have a few years left in me.”

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