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Sunday June 14 2020
Chiellini: 'I'll play at least another year'

Giorgio Chiellini reveals he might not retire next summer, how he found the mental strength to deal with his knee injury and the role he wants after hanging up his Juventus boots.

The defender will turn 36 in August and has just made a full recovery from a devastating ACL injury, which many feared would end his career.

“I think that if it had happened 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have had the peace of mind to accept it,” he told Martina Colombari in an Instagram Live chat.

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Friday June 12 2020
Higuain and Ramsey out of Coppa semi

Gonzalo Higuain, Giorgio Chiellini and Aaron Ramsey are out of the Juventus squad for this evening’s Coppa Italia semi-final with Milan.

It kicks off in Turin at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) after the 1-1 first leg result at San Siro on February 13.

If they are all-square on aggregate at the end of play, the teams will skip extra time and go straight to penalties.

Higuain, Chiellini, Ramsey and defender Merih Demiral are out of Maurizio Sarri’s squad, as they are not 100 per cent fit for the first game back after the three-month lockdown.

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Wednesday June 10 2020
Chiellini: 'Zlatan brought out best in me'

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini explained the differences between Antonio Conte, Max Allegri and Maurizio Sarri, and confessed facing Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘brought out the best’ in him.

Serie A is set to resume, and the Bianconeri captain has returned to the fold after recovering from the serious injury at the start of the campaign.

Even at 35, he is as hungry as ever and claimed there’s an unwritten rule between defenders and attackers in football.

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Wednesday June 10 2020
Chiellini: 'Juve become part of you'

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini won’t rule Inter out of the Scudetto battle this term and has claimed the pressure in Turin ‘becomes part of you’.

The 35-year-old has spent the last 15 seasons with the Bianconeri and revealed he has been through ‘heaven and hell’.

“[The many years] become part of you. I surely consider myself lucky to have made it,” he told the Corriere dello Sport. “But at the same time, I realise that it’s not so simple.

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Friday June 5 2020
Chiellini: 'Almost left Juve'

Giorgio Chiellini has revealed that he was ‘close’ to leaving Juventus for Real Madrid or Manchester City earlier in his career.

Chiellini has gone on to be a key figure in Juve’s run of eight straight Scudetti, but he admits he almost left the club before they won their first in 2012.

Ultimately, the 35-year-old claims Madrid preferred to sign Ricardo Carvalho from Chelsea, while ‘nothing came’ of interest from City, who were managed by Italy CT Roberto Mancini at the time.

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Monday June 1 2020
Chiellini takes racism stand

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has taken a stand against racism following the death of George Floyd. “If it still wasn’t clear, black lives matter.”

Protests are taking place around the world after Floyd was suffocated to death by a police officer in the American city of Minneapolis.

Reacting to the incident, Chiellini spoke of his ‘shock’ as he threw his support behind the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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Sunday May 31 2020
Chiellini: 'Kean nothing like Balotelli'

Giorgio Chiellini wrote about his former Juventus teammate Moise Kean, assuring he is ‘nothing like Mario Balotelli, even if he was fined many, many times.’

The teenage Italy striker has struggled since his move to Everton and was repeatedly linked with a return to Serie A for Roma or Milan.

Having criticised Felipe Melo and Balotelli in his autobiography, Chiellini made an important distinction when it comes to Mino Raiola client Kean.

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Friday May 29 2020
Chiellini: 'Nobody expected Pogba to be a champion'

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has revealed he didn’t expect much from World Cup winner Paul Pogba when he arrived in 2012: “I thought he was one of many passing through.”

The French midfielder arrived on a free transfer from Manchester United eight years ago and through his performances in Turin, he gradually established himself to become one of the most sought-after talents in European football.

Pogba returned to Manchester United for €105m in August 2016 but has recently been linked with a return to the Old Lady.

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Wednesday May 27 2020
Chiellini: 'Higuain called Juve paradise'

Giorgio Chiellini remembers when Gonzalo Higuain found ‘paradise’ at Juventus when he signed from Napoli in 2016 but admits the striker can be ‘too’ sensitive.

Higuain has scored 63 goals in his three seasons with Juve’s first team, but his overall career has been marked by misses in big matches and moments when his emotions have poured on to the field.

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Monday May 25 2020
Chiellini: 'Juve were only tired'

Giorgio Chiellini has denied talk of a bust-up during Juventus’ 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid in 2017 but rued how ‘Finals always come too late for us’.

Juve were holding Madrid 1-1 in the Champions League Final but conceded three goals without reply after the restart, amidst speculation Chiellini and co. argued in their dressing room.

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