Thursday May 24 2012
Padoin targets Juventus XI

Simone Padoin is looking to break into the first team plans of Juventus boss Antonio Conte next season.

The midfielder joined the Turin giants in January from Atalanta, but he was only used in six Serie A games and one Coppa Italia tie.

“We’ll be in the Champions League next season and that is the biggest stage you want to play on,” he told Sport Orobici.

“My hope is that I’ll be able to step on to the pitch with a bit more regularity in order to give the best of myself.

“I know that I was criticised for leaving Atalanta and that was legitimate,” he continued. “However, the train for a big club arrived and I had to get on it.

“Juventus will give me the opportunity to improve and offer me the chance to win some trophies.”

Padoin, 28, had played in 19 League games for the Nerazzurri this term before his Turin switch at the start of this year.

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