Monday May 13 2013
Vidal: Juve can be like Bayern

Arturo Vidal says he is happy to stay at Juventus, a club he believes could become as strong as the present Bayern Munich side.

The Chilean is one of the outfit’s most wanted players and there are suggestions that the Old Lady could sell if a big enough offer was tabled.

“I’m content and I am not thinking about anything else,” he told Tuttosport.  “Obviously you never know what will happen in football, but I’m happy here.

“I have an excellent relationship with boss Antonio Conte. He’s an exceptional person and an out of the ordinary Coach.

“The fans also recognise my generosity. They have understood what I want to do on the pitch and they know that when I put on the Juventus shirt I play with my heart.”

The 2011 summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen has been a key figure this term and is the club’s joint top scorer in Serie A with 10 goals.

“It’s a big strange, but our style of play allows for this to happen. Our strikers are judged badly, but if I or Claudio Marchisio score then it is because Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella and the others make sacrifices for us.”

While Juve dominated Serie A, their Champions League dream was wiped out by Bayern Munich in the last eight.

“There is a big difference between Bayern and ourselves, but that is because they have been following a project for years and they’ve reached three Champions League Finals in four years.

“I think Juventus can follow the same path. I actually think that we are stronger than Bayern were a few years ago. We can become like them.”