Tuesday April 22 2014
Marchisio: Great motivation

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio believes his side have all the motivation they need to win the Europa League.

The Old Lady face Benfica in the first leg of their semi-final tie tomorrow and the 28-year-old says confidence is high within the camp.

“Juve haven’t lifted a European trophy in nearly 20 years,” Marchisio told “Lots of the players in the squad have never won an international trophy.

“We have the chance to do that now. Our motivation can make the difference, but you must never underestimate the team you are facing.

“We are playing against a team who, in recent years, have always done well in their domestic League.

“They certainly have players with quality and experience who can cause us some problems.

“It will be two excellent teams playing against each other and it will be a great spectacle.

“From our point of view, we are confident we can reach our objective – to play in the final in Turin.”

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