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Wednesday May 16 2012
Marchisio expects new Juve faces

Claudio Marchisio understands that the Juventus squad will have to evolve over the summer if they want to challenge for the Champions League.

The Old Lady won the championship by going through the 38-game League season unbeaten, while they’ll face Napoli in the Coppa Italia Final on Sunday.

“We’ve had a great season and we won because we were hungrier than everyone else,” the midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

“Now we have to try and keep pace with the big European teams and I’m convinced that our directors will reinforce the side on the market without revolutionising the squad.

“We are now hoping to end the campaign by winning the Coppa Italia even if we know it will be very tough against Napoli.”

Marchisio was one of the side’s key players this term after he grabbed nine goals in 36 games, but he’s shared around the praise.

“Everyone in the squad has impressed me,” added the 26-year-old. “I think they all contributed something important to this Scudetto.

“For example, Marco Borriello, who was heavily criticised, or players such as Martin Caceres, Luca Marrone and Emanuele Giaccherini.”

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