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Chiellini set to leave Juventus after Coppa Italia defeat

Thu 12 May 2022 | 8:52

After playing for Juventus for the last 17 years, Giorgio Chiellini is going to depart when the season reaches its end.

Giorgio Chiellini

revealed that he will depart

Juventus

when the season is over after their 4-2 loss at the hands of

Inter

in the final of the Coppa Italia.

The centre-back has played for the Bianconeri for the previous 17 years, contributing to 20 trophies during that time.

However, he could not grab his 21st as Bianconeri are trophyless this season following their loss at the hands of the Nerazzurri.

Chiellini did not reveal his future plans before but he had offers from MLS and he said:

"We had these 10 magnificent years, it's up to the lads to continue now.

"I did everything I could, I hope that I left something. On Monday I will say goodbye to my Juventus Stadium, then if I've still got something in the tank might have a run-out in Florence [against Fiorentina].

"It is my choice 100 per cent, I am happy to leave at such a high level, because for many years I've said I didn't want to finish struggling and not being able to play at my level.

"I gave it my all, soon I will be the biggest Juventus fan from the outside. After so many years within this club, you cannot shake it off."

Their defeat left Juve trophyless for the first time since 2011.

"It’s disappointing, especially as Inter certainly had more of the ball, but we had more than enough chances,"

added Chiellini. 

"Mattia Perin basically didn't have to make a save, we conceded two fantastic goals and two penalties.

"Inter proved throughout the season they are stronger in all the head-to-head clashes, so that means something. I hope the anger of losing three out of four games against Inter will fire us up for next season.

"We know that you don't win a Scudetto just in the big games, but every day. It's a pity to end the season without trophies after a decade, but we need to use it as fuel for next season."


source: SportMob

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