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Juventus want to win everything - Chiesa

Wed 29 September 2021 | 12:27

The Bianconeri and Italy winger believes he has ‘a lot to improve’ and admitted he has ‘a lot of hunger to win more’ after their Coppa Italia and the European Championship victory.

Federico Chiesa

joined

Juventus

from

Fiorentina

last summer and has become a crucial player for the Bianconeri and Italy.

The winger talked to

The Telegraph

about Italy’s Euro 2020 victory and the final against England.

It was an amazing final, no?”

Chiesa told the Telegraph. But he then revealed that Luke Shaw's first goal left Italy ‘a bit scared’.

“To be honest, that left us a bit scared because it felt strange. Usually, we did not concede and to do so early in a final was tough. But our humility, our mentality helped us cope.

“They [England] were amazing. The final was 50/50 and went to penalties and (Gianluigi) Donnarumma was the best player, saving two penalties. I mean he deserved man-of-the-match!”

Chiesa met the back of the net during the Round of 16 against Austria to write history in the European Championship, as he and his father Enrico are the first father and son to net in the competition.

“It was a big moment for my family to bring our name all around the world and in the history of football,”

Chiesa added.

“Usually people ask me ‘having a father who played at such a high-level with the national team, with Parma, he won European cups, Coppa Italias, how difficult is it?’

“And I have always said that there was no pressure at all because my father helped me get to the point where I am at today and he did that when I wasn’t playing in youth teams. I was just focused on trying to achieve my dream, to play in Serie A, and my father helped me.

“The comparison is made every day. But he was a striker. I am a winger. I have arrived at the point when I can say that and left or right it doesn’t matter.”

Cesare Prandelli, the ex-Fiorentina and Italy coach, thinks Chiesa has the potential to become Europe’s best player, but he doesn’t like to get carried away.

No, there’s still a lot to do,”

he said.

“A lot to win, a lot to improve and one day I hope this becomes the truth.

“My game has to develop even more, and I have to show a lot more. The demands are getting higher because I have just won a tournament, I’m playing at Juve.

“But that’s also what I want. I want to give my best.”

Massimiliano Allegri came back to the Bianconeri this summer but the team started the season on the wrong foot. They have won their last two Serie A games and will go against Chelsea in the Champions League tonight.

After winning the Euros there is going to be more pressure on me and my team-mates but that is what we want,”

he continued.

“It is why I decided to come here. The demands are higher, of course, at Juve because we want to win everything, and that pressure is the price you have to pay.

“Do I feel any different? I was so happy last year when I first came here and I know how Giorgio [Chiellini], Leo [Bonucci], all the players, the staff, the president, what the mentality is at Juventus.

“It was amazing, and it is still amazing now. It’s all about winning. There is nothing else. The fact that I have won a major tournament with Italy makes me even more enthusiastic to win more.

“I am 23. I have just won the European Championships with my country, and I am playing for Juve!

“But, you know, I have a lot of hunger to win more, to show more and to demonstrate more to everyone and to myself and to improve every year. And now let’s focus on Wednesday and we face Chelsea and Chelsea are a very, very big opponent.”


source: SportMob

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