Giorgio Chiellini is well on his way back to full fitness in a bid to help Juventus win everything.
He is not expected back until the new year, but in an interview with the clubs in house TV channel Juventus TV, his recovery is going well and he is hungry for some silverware.
His recovery has started to pick up pace now.
“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.”
In his absence, Juventus side is top of Serie A, as well as their Champions League Group D. The Azzurri, have secured their spot at Euro 2020.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. But for a footballer of Chiellini’s caliber, absence just makes you hungrier for success.
“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.”
Chiellini has been at the Bianconeri since 2005 and puts that down to being at the best club that there is.
“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 that 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.”
While Juventus have been winning, his replacement Matthijs De Ligt has come in for some stern criticism.
Juventus have only managed three clean sheets without Chiellini, a figure that is developing some growing concern.