Friday August 26 2011
Giaccherini completes hat-trick

Emanuele Giaccherini says he'll never forget the summer of 2011 after completing his move to Juventus.

The winger joined the Old Lady on Thursday from Cesena to cap off an unforgettable few months for him on a personal level.

"This has been a very special summer for me," he told the Juventus website. "I got married, I became a father and now I'm at a great club like Juventus."

Giaccherini has moved to Turin after playing just 33 games in Serie A.

"I spent a lot of my career in the lower Leagues, but that never worried me," he added.

"I got to Serie A at the age of 25 with Cesena and now I've taken another step up in quality. You fight for great objectives here and I'll be playing alongside great champions.

"Coach Antonio Conte really wanted me and he requires hungry players."

Giaccherini is small in stature, but he's proved himself to be a generous and technically gifted player over the last 12 months.

"I'm a determined guy," he added. "I believe in hard work and sacrifice. The serious injury I suffered in the past helped me to grow and become stronger.

"Playing an attacking role on the left hand side is a position that suits my characteristics. I'm now at the disposal of the Coach."

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