Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus insists that Scudetto victory tastes even sweeter after his spell in the Second Division with the outfit.
Chiellini was part of a group of players which stayed loyal to the Old Lady after the Calciopoli sporting trial saw them demoted from Serie A in 2006.
“I’m proud that I was at this club during the Serie B years,” the centre-back, who has ben used as a left-back this term, stated.
“They were tough times, but this Scudetto has made up for all of the disappointments. Now let’s hope we can start a new winning cycle.
“We deserved the Scudetto on the field of play. We’re still unbeaten and we have the best defence. The alibi of Sulley Muntari’s goal has never existed.”
Milan, 1-0 up at the time, had a good goal ruled out against Juventus when the officials didn’t see that Muntari’s effort had crossed the line. Juve went on to draw that game 1-1.
The Bianconeri lifted the Scudetto on Sunday night, but Chiellini knows where they put one hand on the trophy.
“The decisive moment came after the win at Palermo,” he stated. “After that victory, we understood that nobody could stop us. It was in our hands from that moment.”
That 2-0 triumph in Week 30 was one of eight successive victories.