Wednesday July 18 2012
Vidal committed to Juventus

Arturo Vidal has shrugged away interest from other clubs by making it clear he wants to continue winning with Juventus.

Speaking from Châtillon, where the Old Lady are in the midst of pre-season training camp, Vidal archived previous links with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

“The interest of other prestigious teams? I am not interested,” the 25-year-old stated. “I am happy at Juventus.

“I always give my all for the squad I represent – I put my heart out on the field. Because of this I believe the fans appreciate me more and to hear that the people love me is much appreciated.”

The Chilean midfielder, who joined Juventus from German club Bayer Leverkusen last summer for €10.5m, seems to have overcome his troubling groin injury and is determined to start off the new season with a win.

“The problems which affected me at the end of last season have passed,” the former Colo-Colo man stated. “I am very well, but a little tired. These days we are working hard to be ready for the new season.”

Juventus won the Scudetto last season with an unbeaten campaign and they are highly fancied to retain their title.

“They say we’re favourites because we won last year. We are further improved this year and know that we are strong, but we need to show this on the field and not by talking.

“We know we face a difficult season, in which there will be plenty of competition, and so we are working hard to be fully prepared.”

Lastly, Vidal touched on the much talked about Super Cup Final against Napoli.

“We have not forgotten the defeat in the Italian Cup and against Napoli we now want to get our revenge.”

Juventus play Napoli in the Italian Super Cup on the 11 August in Beijing, China, in the annual season opener between the League champions and Italian Cup winners.