Monday March 26 2012
Chiellini on Juventus defensive

Giorgio Chiellini has revealed why high-flying Juventus are so difficult to break down. “It’s not just the defence.”

The Old Lady have the best defensive record in Serie A given that they have conceded just 17 goals in 29 League games.

Their clean sheet in last night’s 2-0 win over Inter was also their 15th of the Serie A campaign this term.

“We don’t concede a lot of goals because we all do a great amount of work,” the Italian international centre-back noted.

“Players show how good they are individually when they play in an organised side. When we all press high, run and hold our positions, it all becomes easier for us.”

Chiellini, partnered by Andrea Barzagli and then Leonardo Bonucci against Inter, also nearly made a difference at the other end.

He had a header well saved by Julio Cesar and then he opted to assist Fabio Quagliarella rather than shoot when through on goal.

“Maicon did really well to clear Quagliarella’s effort,” the former Fiorentina man continued. “I would have wanted to score, but I saw that Quagliarella was free and he was in a better position.

“It would have been nice to score, but the most important thing was to win this fundamental game.”