Friday February 3 2012
Chiellini on title defensive

Giorgio Chiellini has cooled suggestions that his Juventus side are in pole position to win the Scudetto.

Leaders Juve have a one point advantage and a game in hand over closest rivals Milan in the Serie A table.

However, the Italian international has reacted cautiously to claims that his side are the team to beat this term.

“It’s too soon to be feeling like favourites,” the defender, who has been used in the middle and as a left-back this season, told Sky Sport Italia.

“It looks like it will be a two-horse race, but that may be premature,” he continued. “Let’s see after the next month.

“It’s a really balanced championship where Inter have made a crazy comeback with seven consecutive victories.”

The Old Lady have been a revelation in 2011-12, especially after finishing the last two seasons in a lowly seventh place.

“Everything has changed here,” he added. “The players, the Coach, the formation, the mentality and the stadium which is very important.”

The Bianconeri are in action at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday when they host relegation-threatened Siena.

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