Monday September 16 2013
Quagliarella ready for Juve action

Fabio Quagliarella says he will be ready to face FC Copenhagen if he is named in the Juventus starting XI on Tuesday.

The Italian is being tipped to start in Denmark, in place of Mirko Vucinic, as the Old Lady begin their Champions League campaign.

“The Coach, as always, makes his decisions,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “But my objective is to do well in training and convince him to pick me game after game.

“I’m always ready. When the Coach decides that I need to start a game or come on as a substitute, he knows that he can calmly rely on me.

“If he decides that it is my turn to play then there would be no problem at all.”

The 30-year-old made an impact in the European Cup last season, as he netted four times in seven games as the side reached the quarter-finals before losing to eventual winners Bayern Munich.

“The Champions League, as it was last year for us as well, is a dream,” the forward added. “The hope is that we get further than we did in the last campaign. Let’s just see how it goes.”

Quagliarella was used as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at Inter on Saturday, a result which allowed Napoli to take early control of the Serie A table.

“We had been at the top of for some time, but this Napoli, with their signings and play, are showing they are a Scudetto candidate,” said the former Azzurri player.

“We knew that it would be a hard season for us in Serie A. But we are only at the Week 3 stage, the championship is long so let us wait and see.

“We certainly won’t give up.”

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