Giorgio Chiellini has talked about his philosophy of life after his contract extension.
has signed a new contract withJuventus
committing himself to the Old Lady until 2023. And after signing the deal, he has talked about his philosophy of life, insisting that he would be happy to play for Italy in the World Cup, but he won’t be sad if he doesn’t make it.
“Best not to think about that, it’ll make me feel even older!”
he laughed on Juventus TV
“I am happy, even if it seems like a formality, these are important steps in life. I arrived here barely an adult and now I’m part of the family, a mature person who is enjoying every moment of the last years.
“I really hope that I can give my contribution and help this team to win more titles, which as we know here is the most important thing.”
His contract with the club had expired on June 30, so he joined the national team in the Euro 2020 as a free agent, helping them win the trophy at the end of the tournament.
“In the end the signing was a formality, because as soon as I knew that my body would allow me to continue playing, there was always the will of both parties to continue together. It was just the timing of various situations that delayed this signing.
“The very close relationship between myself and Juventus goes beyond everything else. I had absolutely no doubts that I would remain here.”
Chiellini is already familiar with the club’s boss, who has returned to Juventus after two years, and thinks that he is excited for the beginning of the season.
“We did cross paths and had a good joke, as we are both from Livorno. I am happy to see him again, he gave me and everyone a great deal. I kept in contact with the lads, they told me he’s really fired up for the start of the season and I’m convinced he is the right man to take this team back to the top and create a new cycle.
“I am here to give my contribution, above all on the field, but off it too.”