Thursday December 13 2012
Marrone wants Coppa progress

Luca Marrone has underlined why progress in the Coppa Italia is so important for Juventus this season.

Despite the Scudetto and the Champions League being top targets, the youngster says the Italian Cup also has its purpose.

“It's important for us to stay in all the competitions so that those who are featuring less get more opportunities to play,” stated the midfielder after the 1-0 win over Cagliari.

“We put in a good performance and we're glad to have made it through to the next round because we want to go all the way.”

Marrone has struggled for games this term and, when he has been used, he’s been fielded in the middle of a back-three.

“It's up to boss Antonio Conte where he wants to play me,” he added. “All I have to do is make sure I'm ready when called upon.

“It's not as if I've forgotten how to play in midfield though, because I play there in training and for the Italy Under-21s.”

Marrone was also asked for his opinion on the return of Conte to the bench following his touchline ban.

“We're delighted to have him back with us because he's such an important presence. He made his presence felt during the break today too.”

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