Tuesday February 15 2011
Chiellini to stay at full-back

Juventus boss Gigi Del Neri has revealed that Giorgio Chiellini will play at full-back for the rest of the season.

The Italy international has switched from centre-back in order to provide Juventus with more solidity in defence.

Juventus have won each of the two games in which Chiellini has played at left-back and Italy boss Cesare Prandelli also used the 26-year-old in the position in a friendly against Germany.

"Giorgio will play there all season," Del Neri said. "He knows it. He asked to do it. He is a lad of great quality, of great strength, of charisma and expresses himself very well in that role.

"Right now there are few left-backs in Italy with this strength. And anyway he plays where I say so like all the others. In the middle, on the left, on the wing, on the bench, in the stands… It doesn't matter where.

"I decide," Del Neri concluded.

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