Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio admits the last two months “have been more difficult than the six months out with the knee injury.”
The midfielder took a long time to fully recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, then found it difficult to break back in to the team.
“The last two months have certainly been more difficult than the six months out with the knee injury,” confessed Marchisio.
“I had a pretty serious problem to the flexor of the left leg, but we were able to treat it well and get back on the field. That’s the most important thing."
He was given a role in the starting XI for the 2-1 Serie A victory over Benevento.
“I am happy to have played 90 minutes after two-and-a-half months. I didn’t think I would reach the end of the game without any problems or cramps, but it all went perfectly well.”
Marchisio was speaking to the media at the presentation of a new section at the Juventus Museum, dedicated to the club’s 120th anniversary.
“It represents the history of Juventus. I hope many people will get to see it, as there are so many memories and emotions here. I joked that we’d never seen many of the objects, as fortunately the average age of the squad is still quite low, but seeing the first computers and colour televisions are things I remember very well, along with the 1994 World Cup where Roberto Baggio made us all dream.”