Friday December 28 2012
Marchisio on Balotelli, De Rossi & trophies

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has claimed that he wants to win at least one trophy with the team this season.

The Bianconeri won their 28th Scudetto last season, going the entire campaign unbeaten. And the 26-year-old has admitted that he would like to retain the title this year.

“I want 2013 to be at least equal to 2012,” he told Il Messaggero. “We have to raise at least one trophy.”

He also commented on the rumours that Mario Balotelli could move to the Old Lady, as well as revealing his friendship with Daniele De Rossi.

“I would have a question mark over Mario's move here,” he said. “Here, we have rules. He has tremendous talent, but I'm not sure whether he will be able to change here.

“De Rossi and I have so much in common. We came through the youth ranks at the team we supported. He is a true friend that has been built through the national team.

“Daniele should be the focus of the project at Roma. He is the image of the club, along with Totti.”

The Italy international then remarked on the comparisons between Juve and Barcelona, and also disclosed which striker he thinks the team should buy.

“Comparisons with Barca are nice, but they are exaggerated. The numbers speak for themselves.

“We are on the start of a path, trying to win playing spectacular but also purposeful football.

“I don't think there's any money for a striker, however, Karim Benzema is someone I liked even before he went to Real Madrid – he reminds me of the first Ronaldo.”

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