Thursday April 18 2013
Barzagli: 'Milan need points too'

Andrea Barzagli acknowledges there is a lot at stake in Juventus-Milan this Sunday. “We’re chasing the Scudetto, while they’re aiming for Champions League qualification.”

The giants go head-to-head at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday evening and it is first against third in Serie A.

“Both us and Milan are in need of points. We’re chasing the Scudetto, while they’re aiming for Champions League qualification. It won’t be easy, but we’re preparing well,” the 31-year-old told Sport Mediaset.

The game after that, the Turin Derby, will see Barzagli mark his 100th appearance in the Bianconeri jersey.

“I’m very happy, it’s pleasing to be able to play as much as I do. Reaching 100 appearances for such a prestigious club is a real source of pride.

“The last few years have been the best of my career in terms of consistency. There was a time when my performance levels tended to fluctuate more.

“Ever since I started playing I’ve never thought about scoring, preferring instead to focus on stopping the opposition. I’m not particularly talented going forward… all that matters is that my team-mates find the target.”

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