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Friday May 6 2011
Del Piero: Now for victory

Alessandro Del Piero has his mind focused on winning trophies after signing a new contract with Juventus.

The striker sealed a 12-month extension yesterday and he's keen to end his Bianconeri career with glory.

"This team and this club should always have the maximum ambition and it is right to always think about winning," he stated.

"The path to victory may be simple or more tortuous, it depends on many factors, but our first thought must always be to win."

Del Piero and Juventus had been in talks since last autumn over a new contract, but the player insists reaching a compromise was easy.

"It wasn't difficult to reach an agreement, there wasn't that much to discuss. What needed to have been done was done.

"We chose today to do it and it is a nice day."

On the same May 5 nine years ago, Juventus won the Scudetto by overtaking Inter on the final day. "It's a pleasing coincidence."

More significant was the fact that Alex put pen to paper at the club's new arena, a venue he wanted to star in.

"To sign in the new stadium was a nice surprise and finally we'll have our own home for next season and that is very important to me.

"The sensations are excellent, beautiful, just like they were in 1993. I'm happy to be here, because as I have always said, I wanted to play for another year.

"The passion and love with which I train and play has helped me a lot and will continue to help me.

"I'm probably younger than the 36-37 years that you all say, perhaps you'll now say that I'm younger – that way I'd win the third star…"

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