Thursday February 21 2013
Marchisio targets Juventus double

Retaining the Scudetto and reaching the Champions League Final at Wembley are the objectives for Juventus this season, says Claudio Marchisio.

With the Old Lady currently top of Serie A and with one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after a 3-0 win at Celtic last week, the midfielder is targeting glory.

“The aim is to win the championship again and to get to London for the Champions League Final,” he told Tuttosport.

“I know that it is a difficult ask, but we’ll try everything possible in order to do just that.”

The leaders’ title credentials will be tested on March 1 when they take on Napoli away, a side who are just four points behind them in Serie A.

“I’m convinced it will be a spectacle, a great game between great sides,” the Italian international continued.

Marchisio did hit the headlines recently when he spoke of his dislike for Napoli – although he maintained he was only talking in a sporting sense.

“I was actually acknowledging Napoli for their excellent results over these past few years,” he explained.

“I don’t hate Napoli, that’s absurd because every time that I go there I always manage to smile. We leave the fog behind and we find a place in the sun, with marvellous people and incredible scenery.”

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