Claudio Marchisio has admitted that he could be tempted by a future in Germany if he ever left Juventus.
Marchisio, a graduate of the Bianconeri youth system, is seen as a future captain of the Italian giants.
Although he insists that he is happy at the club whom he supported as a boy, he’s told the Gazzetta dello Sport that he is a fan of German football.
“I wouldn’t mind an experience abroad even if my priority will always be Juventus,” the midfielder stated.
“Where would I go if that was the case? More Bundesliga than the Premier League. I love German football, their modern stadiums are always full.
“I admire the mentality of their fans who don’t leave the stadium early, not even when their side is four goals down.”
For now though, Marchisio is focused on a Juventus side who he believes are even stronger than last term.
“Juve are a team in every sense of the word,” he explained. “We may be losing more than we did, but we are coping well with the demands of the championship and Champions League.”
Marchisio believes that he is improving too. “You never stop growing,” he added. “You only gain full maturity with time. Winning the Scudetto and Euro 2012 have helped me.
“The future of Italy’s midfield? We’re in a good situation with Marco Verratti [PSG] and Alessandro Florenzi [Roma]. They’ve proved that they are ready.
“I’d also take a bet on Andrea Poli [Sampdoria], who is growing in an interesting manner game after game.”
Marchisio also mirrored the view of many of his Juventus teammates who insist that Friday’s game at Napoli won’t decide the Scudetto.
“Let’s not joke,” he stated. “There will still be 11 games left, including dangerous ones against Inter, Milan and Lazio. There is also the variable of injuries.”
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