Saturday May 12 2012
Barzagli: 'Juve Scudetto is different'

Andrea Barzagli admits the joy of winning the Scudetto with Juventus is “a stronger sensation” than his title at Wolfsburg.

The defender conquered the Bundesliga in 2009, but insists it cannot compare with the current celebrations in Turin.

“Having won the title is a wonderful sensation,” he told Juventus Channel. “There are still two games to the end of the season and we must remain concentrated, even if we are enjoying this moment to the full. On Sunday it’ll be a party for the fans, but we want to impress and remain unbeaten.

“I cannot compare winning the World Cup with anything else, but winning the Scudetto with Juve is certainly a much stronger sensation than the one I had at Wolfsburg.

“Few expected this success, but we wanted to be protagonists again and from the first day of pre-season training that’s what we worked towards. Over the course of the campaign we started believing, each day a little more...”

The Bianconeri welcome Atalanta to the Juventus Stadium on Sunday, then conclude their campaign with the Coppa Italia Final against Napoli on May 20.

“Anything can happen in a Final and you cannot afford a single mistake,” continued Barzagli.

“We had huge problems in Naples, while at home we played a great game and must take inspiration from that performance.

“Napoli are a solid side who have been playing the same system for two to three years, practically with the same players, and are really strong in attack. We’ll certainly have to be concentrated and prepare well for this match.”

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