Tuesday May 22 2012
Chiellini: I’ll be fit for Spain

Juventus stopper Giorgio Chiellini is adamant that he will be fit in time for the 2012 European Championship.

The defender was ruled out for 20 days after picking up a thigh muscle injury in the win over Atalanta on May 13.

That setback understandably raised some doubts about whether he would make Italy’s final 23-man squad, but he’s cooled the fears of anxious fans.

“Is there a risk of me missing out on selection? Let’s not joke around here,” he told the Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday. “I’ll be ready at the right time.

“If I don’t take part in the two friendly games before the competition then that will only be for prudence.

“I want to be ready to take on Spain on June 10 and I will be…”

Italy, who leave for Poland on June 5, have two friendlies lined up against Luxembourg on May 29 and June 1 against Russia.

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