Sunday October 30 2011
Marchisio: 'It was a penalty'

Claudio Marchisio maintains he deserved a penalty for Juventus, as “the referee misinterpreted the rules.”

The midfielder appeared to be brought down by Inter goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi, but Nicola Rizzoli waved play on.

“I was focused on shooting, then I spoke to the referee and he told me that I had already released possession. But the rules don't state that, as if the advantage doesn't come to anything, then you give the foul.

“Ah well, we won anyway, so let's just pretend nothing happened...”

Juve earned a 2-1 victory with Marchisio and Mirko Vucinic on target around Douglas Maicon's temporary equaliser.

“There is certainly enthusiasm for these three points, as it was important to stay top of the table. It's too early to talk about objectives for the season. Milan are improving and are the favourites for the title, as they are the reigning champions.”

Marchisio is Juve's joint top scorer on four goals this season, but he had been expected to leave in the summer.

“For the last five years people act as if I'm going to leave, but the club and all the Coaches I've had here have given me faith. It's true that I do better in a three-man midfield, as I can push forward and get closer to the goal.

“It's great having a former midfielder like Antonio Conte as our Coach, as he gives us great advice.”

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