Claudio Marchisio: “As a fan, I hoped Juventus would do more this season”


Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio admits that he expected more from the Bianconeri this season, while also sharing his thoughts on Thiago Motta. Juve look set to qualify for the 2024-25 Champions League, but dropped tamely out of the title race with Inter. Speaking with Sky Sport Italia (Via tuttoJuve), Marchisio reflected on the Old Lady’s season to date and hopes for the next campaign:

“This season was another one where, as a fan, I hoped for more but the objective wasn’t achieved.” Despite the disappointment, he emphasized the need for fans to focus on the present, particularly the upcoming match against Salernitana, highlighting the importance of securing qualification for the Champions League. He also pointed out the significance of the Coppa Italia, the only trophy Juventus can still contend for this season, underlining its importance for coach Allegri and the team.

Turning to Thiago Motta and Daniele De Rossi’s coaching ventures, Marchisio lauded their performances. Regarding De Rossi, he remarked, “I already had the feeling that Daniele De Rossi was a coach on the field, and it was evident that both he and Thiago Motta were ready for this path. I didn’t expect such a strong impact, but it’s a credit to what Daniele has within himself. I imagine all the energy he’s putting in, and the environment has seen a significant impact. It wasn’t easy to step in for Mourinho in a season like this, but De Rossi immediately made a big impact on his team, his city, and his home. Perhaps I had an even more positive opinion about Thiago Motta’s future as a coach. During Euro 2012, besides being a fundamental player for us, I saw him analyze and advise everyone. When you have that kind of mentality, you’re inclined to be a great coach. Bologna had a good season, despite the competition from teams like Napoli and Atalanta. Their merit cannot be underestimated. As for the future, it’s difficult to predict what will happen, but it will certainly be interesting to follow their promising careers.”


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