Juventus’ Claudio Marchisio has admitted that he would have preferred to fight for the Super Cup on Italian soil.
The re-match of the Coppa Italia Final against Napoli – which Juventus lost in May – will take place in China on August 11.
“It’s a shame that we are not playing the game in Italy,” the Azzurri midfielder wrote on his official Facebook page.
“However, I’m certain that even in Beijing there will be a lot of our fans who will charge us up with their affection.”
Juventus will warm up for that match with a friendly against Benfica on Wednesday. “We have to keep working to make sure that we are in the best shape for the Napoli game.”