Wednesday August 9 2017
Rugani: 'Juve always criticised'

Daniele Rugani is focused on the Italian Super Cup against Lazio, but notes “it’s natural to receive criticism, because we are Juventus.”

The Bianconeri face Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday evening in the Italian Super Cup.

“The first trophy of the season is up for grabs and it will certainly be a difficult game, a one-off, a Final,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia and Mediaset Premium.

“We have to prepare well and the objective is to win, because we really care about taking this trophy home.”

Juve have been somewhat shaky in pre-season, losing 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last week.

“It’s only natural to receive criticism, because we are Juventus. We’ve got all eyes on us, far more than at any other club. This keeps us on our toes and helps us to always improve.

“This is certainly an important year for me and I will try to keep growing.”

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