Saturday March 8 2014
Marchisio's future and Fiorentina

Claudio Marchisio talked about his Juventus future, including the triple showdown with Fiorentina.

The two clubs will face off three times in the next few weeks, starting in Serie A on Sunday at 11.30 GMT and then twice in the Europa League Round of 16.

“It won’t be a chance for revenge as far as we are concerned, but it is an important game and an opportunity to send another signal for the season,” said the midfielder at a Hugo Boss presentation on Friday evening.

“It won’t be easy to play at that time on a Sunday, but we will get on to the field in a focused way.

“This is a fundamental phase of the campaign, as we will face Fiorentina three times and decide how our season goes.

“We’ll aim to give our best in the Europa League too, as the effort and concentration will be the same, regardless of who is playing.”

Marchisio had seemed likely to leave Juve after dropping out of the first choice line-up, but has come back with a bang in recent weeks.

“I want to stay here for a long time, but I am not thinking about the contract renewal, as I still have two years left.

“What counts is having the faith of the club and the Coach, which I always sense. I have often changed position on the field to avoid going on to the bench, because versatility and availability must be the priorities of every player.”

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