Monday October 8 2012
Marchisio picks points over goal

Claudio Marchisio netted his first goal of the campaign at Siena on Sunday, but he insists the victory was all that mattered.

“Obtaining the three points is more important than scoring as far as I’m concerned,” the midfielder noted.

“It’s important to win games like this encounter at Siena. Smaller sides are always very organised and they stuck to their game plan.

“It’s good we’ve managed to end this heavy run of fixtures with a victory. If we had to provide an assessment of this recent spell, it would be very positive.”

Juventus started the afternoon as favourites for the three points, but the home team did cause them problems and Marchisio’s goal came with five minutes left.

“It certainly wasn’t an easy afternoon,” added the 26-year-old. “Siena gave us great difficulty, they pressed and were organised in defence from the very off.

“We managed to break the deadlock, only for them to find an equaliser. Then, we upped the ante in the second half and came away with all three points.”

The Italian international scored nine goals in 36 League games for the Old Lady last term.

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