Berita Pemain JUVENTUS

Posted by SEMARANG HITAM PUTIH on 19.54
Buffon: "We will miss Conte"
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon sees suspended boss Antonio Conte as a caged lion now the season is underway.

The Bianconeri’s unbeaten league run from last season has continued after victories over Parma and Udinese but Conte has been forced to watch from the stands after his 10 month suspension.

“It’s not like Conte's suspension is helping the team, a coach like him influences in the same way in the changing room and from the bench during the game,” he told La Stampa. “He did a masterpiece last year with the victories and providing the winning mentality, but now I see him as a caged lion.”

Buffon, preparing for international duty with Italy, is now in his 12th season with the current champions and feels Juventus have the squad to challenge in the Champions League.

“To say Juve is alone against everyone would be wrong, and also a way to copy those who always complain to create an alibi. We are alone against everyone only in the sense that all our opponents want to beat us.

“We must be ready, it was our goal last season and now that we’ve reached it it’s important to be competitive. I think that Juve are on a par with everyone in Europe.”


Chiellini: “Happy to be back in action”
Giorgio Chiellini is delighted to be back in action after battling back from a two-month period on the sidelines.

The tough-tackling defender returned to the first-team fold in Sunday’s convincing 4-1 win over Udinese, and expressed his satisfaction with the Bianconeri’s overall display.

Speaking to Juventus Channel, Giorgio began: “It was a good game and, apart from the incident that characterised the beginning, we felt that we could win by playing in a certain way.”

It’s been a tough road to recovery for the 28-year-old, who admitted to pre-match nerves ahead of his return at the Stadio Friuli.

“I was a bit tense after two months out. I had only trained alongside my team-mates for ten days and, apart from the practice matches in training, I hadn’t even played a friendly game. Once on the pitch, however, I immediately felt positive and transformed the tension into concentration. It’s difficult to be out of action, you see all the others playing and want to be alongside them.”

Following his arrival from Fiorentina in 2005, Giorgio has gone on to become a mainstay of the Juventus and Azzurri defence. He is now just three appearances shy of the 250 mark, but already has another target in his sights. 

“I’ve always had the aim of reaching 300 appearances. When we visited the J-Museum I saw the shirts displayed were those of the players who had reached this target. It’s an important number which means that you’ve become part of a club’s history and spent a good part of your life with that particular team.”

Concluding with an analysis of the team’s ambitions, the defender believes the recipe for success is straightforward.

“We need to maintain our humility and desire to win. Naturally tactics and players are also required, but we also had these in other campaigns. The main ingredients of success are the first two.”