Wednesday October 3 2012
Juve’s Marchisio thankful for point

Claudio Marchisio is looking on the bright side of Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk. “It was certainly a point won!”

The Turin giants disappointed at the Juventus Stadium last night in a game where their Ukrainian opponents created numerous scoring opportunities.

“Given what happened in the closing stages of the game, this was certainly a point won rather than two lost,” the midfielder noted.

“We were up against a strong side who were very dangerous in attack, but we had our opportunities too, chances that we didn’t take.

“We started the game a little hesitantly, we then picked ourselves up even if we ran a few risks at the end.”

The Old Lady didn’t have any European commitments last season and Marchisio admits they have to adapt.

“It is hard to maintain the same rhythm when you play every three days,” he noted. “We have to spread out our energies a little better.

“Now we have a double header against Nordsjaelland which, on paper at least, should be a bit easier.

“We still need to approach them very carefully though. We've only just got back into the Champions League and we all need to prove that we’re good enough to be here.”