Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is already celebrating Juventus’ return to the Champions League – even though it is not yet certain.
Juve moved 11 points clear of third place Lazio and 14 ahead of the fourth placed sides last night with a 3-0 win over Napoli.
Although there are still 24 points on offer this season, Chiellini is expecting Champions League football next term.
“We’ve booked our ticket to travel around Europe,” stated the defender.
“I don’t want to be conceited, but I don’t think that in the next eight games left we’ll lose all the points we have over the third-placed side in the table.
“It’s a very good result, because even if we obviously look ahead, we mustn’t forget that just two or three games ago, people said that we should be careful and cast a glance over our shoulders…”
Juve have won their last three League games – against Fiorentina, Inter and Napoli – and are now just two points behind leaders Milan.
“We must continue on this path,” stated the Italian international. “We’ve reached this position just because we’ve confidence in our ability.”
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