Wednesday November 21 2012
Lichtsteiner: I can’t always play…

Stephan Lichtsteiner was happy with his performance against Chelsea after returning to the Juventus starting line-up.

The Swiss international hadn’t played since the November 3 defeat to Inter, but made an impression on the right in the 3-0 win last night.

“You can’t play all of the games when you are a wing-back,” the former Lazio player commented. “It’s a role where you have to work very hard.

“Nevertheless, I was able to play well this evening, just as all the team did, and I’m happy,” said the man who hit the post with the score at 0-0.

“Chelsea were a bit tired after 60, 70 minutes of high intensity action and we did well to control the play.

“I hoped to be able to score, given that I didn’t manage to at the start, but all’s well that ends well.” 

Lichtsteiner’s lack of action in recent weeks did lead to suggestions that his relationship with boss Antonio Conte had broken down.

“You read too many newspapers,” he said after being asked about that speculation. “It annoys me when things are written about me that are not true.”

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