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Chiellini: Juve are eager to win and stop this Atalanta fairy tale

Tue 18 May 2021 | 17:41

By winning the Coppa Italia Final tomorrow, Giorgio Chiellini hopes to put an end to the 'Atalanta fairy tale.' 'We can't wait to get our hands on a trophy.'

"We are ready," guaranteed the veteran defender in his press conference.

"This is a separate game to the rest of the season. We're really eager to lift a trophy, but also know that nothing can ever be taken for granted."

The Old Lady put themselves in contention for a top-four finish in the final round after defeating Sassuolo and Inter. 

"These last two wins in Serie A have given us a strong boost that make us hope for the best in the

Serie A

finale, and Milan's draw gave us hope, but we are fully focused on tomorrow's game.

"Of course we are aware of the difficulties that facing Atalanta entail, but we are hungry and determined. Hopefully this stadium can bring us as much luck as it did in the Supercup."

In January, when Juventus defeated Napoli 2-0 in the

Supercoppa Italiana

, this venue, which is currently Sassuolo's home arena, was also used. 

"I expect it will be similar to the match we played in Bergamo last month, very balanced, with details making the difference. We hadn't run many risks in that game and Atalanta won thanks to a deflected shot. We hope tomorrow will be different.

"We have conceded more goals lately, but that's just a sign of football changing, as there have been more goals scored in general this season.

"This is a Final, we earned our chance to go for the trophy by beating Inter in the semi-final. We are eager to win and to stop this Atalanta fairy tale that seemingly grows year after year."

Due to the fact that it is a Final, only


fans will be admitted into the stadium, with health checks conducted at the gates. 

Within 48 hours of the contest, fans must have either a legitimate vaccine certificate or a negative swab. 

Chiellini was questioned if this would be his last appearance for Bianconeri.

"I am honest, I'm taking it one game at a time. We'll evaluate everything at the end of the season, but I don't want to take any focus away from this trophy."


source: SportMob