Juventus must learn from mistakes says Chiellini
Thursday 15 December 2011
Juventus stalwart Giorgio Chiellini is willing to play wherever Antonio Conte needs him in defence and says the team must be ready to learn from its mistakes.
Speaking to journalists after a visits to students in a Turin classroom, Chiellini says it would be satisfying for Juve to enter the winter break leading Serie A: “To end the year unbeaten and first in the table would be hugely satisfying, also because there’s not long to go and it would be a shame to spoil what we’ve done up until now.”
A 1-1 draw against Roma saw Juve join Udinese in equal first on the table after an Arturo Vidal mistake allowed Daniele De Rossi to open the scoring.
“We’ve taken up the right path and we need to continue in the same way. However, in order to improve and extend the positive run, we must learn from our mistakes, in fact today we ran through the errors we made in Rome.”
Chiellini headed in his first of the season to pull the Old Lady level against Roma and he was delighted to assist the team: “I’d gone close on other occasions and I’m happy to have got off the mark in that game, given that we were behind.”
Vidal and Leonardo Bonucci have reached the yellow card limit and will miss the Piedmont derby against Novara on Sunday, which means Chiellini may move back to a central position, allowing Paolo De Ceglie to start to left-back.
“I’m ready, but it’s down to the coach. For me there’s no problem. I’ve played at full-back for a few games now, but you don’t forget what you’ve done over the last four years in the space of a month.”
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