Monday May 14 2012
Chiellini admits Coppa Italia defeat

Giorgio Chiellini has ruled himself out of the Coppa Italia Final against Napoli, but the Juventus stopper is hopeful for Euro 2012.

The defender picked up a right thigh problem in the closing stages of Sunday’s 3-1 win over Atalanta in Serie A.

“I’ll have my first tests tomorrow to find out the extent of the injury,” Chiellini stated on his Twitter account.

“I was a little worried at the start, but I felt calmer in the evening even if I unfortunately won’t be able to play in the Cup Final.

“However, I’m optimistic that I’ll make the European Championship. We’ll just have to wait a few more days to get a better understanding.”

Juventus will face Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico on May 20.

Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci this morning spoke about the fitness issues of Chiellini, Daniele De Rossi, Riccardo Montolivo and Antonio Cassano.