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Juventus captain Chiellini: Inter Milan always going to improve with Conte

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com65 hits

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini says Inter Milan's resurgence hasn't surprised him. Inter are now top of the table under coach Antonio Conte. "Inter don't surprise me," Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia. "I know Conte and his players, I expected it to be like this for a long time to come. "We have to grow. But I had already said it after the first game; the new Juve will show themselves f...Full Story »

Captain Chiellini clinches opening-day victory for champions Juventus

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2019 by PA42 hits

Champions Juventus opened the new Serie A campaign with a hard-earned 1-0 win at Parma courtesy of a first-half goal from captain Giorgio Chiellini.New Juve manager Maurizio Sarri missed the match as he is recovering from pneumonia, meaning assistant Giovanni Martusciello took charge at the Ennio Tardini.There were no new faces in the visitors’ starting XI, with former Arsen...Full Story »

Chiellini hails goalkeeper Szczesny as Juventus leave it late

Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 by PA74 hits

Giorgio Chiellini admitted Juventus were indebted to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny after they came from behind to snatch a 2-1 win at Lazio.The hosts were the better side for the majority of the contest, with Szczesny forced into a string of fine saves to keep the Serie A leaders in the game.But Juventus scored twice in the last 16 minutes, as Joao Cancelo and Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penal...Full Story »

Italy vs Portugal - Chiellini revelling in the drama as he eyes his 100th cap

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA145 hits

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini is revelling in the drama of the Nations League as he eyes his 100th cap.The Juventus defender could reach the milestone against Portugal on Saturday exactly 14 years since he made his debut against Finland.Italy, second in the Nations League A3, need to win in Milan but if Portugal avoid defeat they will go through to the finals and Chiellini is enjoyin...Full Story »

Chiellini gestures towards Real Madrid: How much have you paid the referees?

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 by Marca.com181 hits

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini was outraged at the performance of the referee Michael Oliver during their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid as Los Blancos were awarded a controversial last-minute penalty. Cristiano Ronaldo's late penalty means that the Italians will not reach the quarter-finals of the competition and Chiellini even accused the Spanish side ...Full Story »

Luis Suarez's 10-game ban for biting was over the top, says Giorgio Chiellini

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by squawka.com202 hits

Giorgio Chiellini insists he has forgiven Luis Suarez for his infamous bite at the 2014 World Cup, suggesting the striker's resulting four-month ban was too harsh a punishment. Suarez has made 188 appearances for Barcelona since 2014-15 but missed the start of his first season at Camp Nou following the incident in Brazil. The Uruguayan bit the shoulder of Italy defender Chiellini during a gr...Full Story »

Juventus veteran Chiellini: Real Madrid clash bigger than simple revenge

Posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by tribalfootball.com132 hits

Juventus veteran Giorgio Chiellini says revenge isn't on their mind facing Real Madrid in their Champions League quarterfinal. The tie is a repeat of last season's Cardiff final won by Real. "No revenge, we have positive and negative memories against everyone," Chiellini shrugged. "If you want to get to the Champions League you have to play the big clubs, we also have good memories, Cardiff...Full Story »

Harry Kane ready to get even with Giorgio Chiellini

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by hits

Tottenham star Harry Kane is ready for a huge battle HARRY KANE comes face to face once again with the defender he describes as his fiercest nemesis. Only this time, he is ready for him. The battle between Kane and Italian stalwart Giorgio Chiellini is a vignette of this Champions League clash as a whole; Mauricio Pochettino's 'do or die' wannabes against the cynical, hard-to-break Juventus wh...Full Story »

Juventus veteran Giorgio Chiellini: Guardiola ruined generation of defenders

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by tribalfootball.com173 hits

Juventus veteran Giorgio Chiellini has rapped Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola for killing the art of defending. Chiellini believes Guardiola's system has wrecked the careers of a generation of defenders. He explained: "Guardiolism has ruined a generation of defenders, now everyone is looking to play long, to start the play, in the centres and no Italian defender 'feels' his opponent as be...Full Story »

Chiellini: Dybala is not worth as much as Neymar

Posted Monday, July 24, 2017 by Marca.com160 hits

All of the talk at Barcelona appears to be about Neymar's impending move, and with Paulo Dybala being mooted as his replacement, club colleague Giorgio Chiellini noted that the Brazilian was worth much more. In the mixed zone after the match between the Catalans and Juventus, the centre-back was asked if Dybala was the right man to replace Neymar. "Today, no, with all the respect and esteem ...Full Story »

Juventus vs Monaco - Chiellini rates Higuain as one of the best

Posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017 by PA211 hits

Juventus boast in Gonzalo Higuain one of the top three number nines in world football, according to the striker's team-mate Giorgio Chiellini. The Argentinian's two goals in Juventus' 2-0 win in Monaco last week mean the Italians head into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday in control of the tie. Much of the talk in the build-up to the first leg had focused on Monac...Full Story »

Chiellini talks up ‘BBC’ partnership

Posted Saturday, January 21, 2017 by Foxsports.com95 hits

Giorgio Chiellini believes the partnership with Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci for Juventus and Italy is the best defensive trio in the world. Known as the 'BBC', the experienced defenders have developed a relationship on and off the field, which has led Juventus to total domantion of Italian football with five consecutive league titles. And, while Chielleni admits they aren't the best d...Full Story »

Israel 1 - 3 Italy: Italy battle past Israel but lose Giorgio Chiellini to red card

Posted Monday, September 05, 2016 by PA151 hits

Ten-man Italy claimed a hard-fought win in Israel in their opening World Cup qualifier - but the three points came at a cost. Graziano Pelle's goal and Antonio Candreva's penalty had Giampiero Ventura's visitors two up after half an hour of the Group G clash and, even after conceding before the break and then having Giorgio Chiellini harshly sent off shortly after it, they never looked like l...Full Story »

Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini - the latest Italy wall looking to deny Germany

Posted Friday, July 01, 2016 by fourfourtwo.com134 hits

It is almost 10 years to the day that Germany failed to break down the 'Berlin Wall'. That was the nickname given to Fabio Cannavaro following his influential role in Italy winning the 2006 World Cup, and, in particular, his 'thou shalt not pass' display against the host nation in the semi-final. The Azzurri captain was the defensive rock on which Marcello Lippi built his side. Fast forwar...Full Story »

Chiellini: The fun starts now

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by Marca.com100 hits

Having scored the opener during Italy's 2-0 victory over Spain on Monday, Giorgio Chiellini has now claimed that Antonio Conte's men cannot wait to confront Germany in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. The Azzurri produced an expert performance against La Roja at the Stade de France, and the Juventus defender has admitted that Italy were happy to gain revenge over Vicente Del Bosque's men, esp...Full Story »

Ekdal: Italy's Chiellini can be a swine on the pitch

Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 by Goal.com119 hits

The former Juventus and Seina midfielder has warned his national team-mates over the Azzurri captain's behaviour on the pitch, while praising Gianluigi Buffon. Sweden international Albin Ekdal has fond memories of his time alongside Giorgio Chiellini at Juventus, but has warned the defender can be "a swine" on the pitch ahead of his country's euro 2016 encounter with Italy. Ekdal joined Juve...Full Story »

Chiellini ready to 'hug' Suarez

Posted Tuesday, June 02, 2015 by Foxsports.com90 hits

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says he has "no problem" with Luis Suarez and will shake his hand ahead of the Champions League final. It will be the first time the two players have met since the biting incident at last year's World Cup. Suarez was banned for four months after biting Chiellini on the shoulder during Uruguay's final group match against Italy last June. But Chiellini in...Full Story »

Giorgio Chiellini bears 'no Luis Suarez grudge' ahead of Juventus v Barcelona Champions League final

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 by skysports.com157 hits

Luis Suarez: Bit Giorgio Chiellini during World Cup Giorgio Chiellini insists he bears no grudge towards Luis Suarez ahead of the pair's eagerly-awaited reunion in the Champions League final next month. Juventus take on Barcelona on June 6 in a showpiece fixture that will see the pair meet for the first time since Suarez bit the Italy defender while playing for Uruguay at last summer's World C...Full Story »

Chiellini: I don't have any problem with Suarez

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Marca.com196 hits

Giorgio Chiellini has revealed his strategy for dealing with Barca's attacking trio and insisted that the battle to contain Luis Suarez will be nothing personal in reference to their run-in at the World Cup. Juventus's international centre-back, who will wear the captain's armband in the likely event of Gianluigi Buffon being left on the bench for the Italian Cup final against Lazio, took a l...Full Story »

Chiellini has no problems with Balotelli

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Foxsports.com179 hits

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini insists that he and the rest of his Italy team-mates have no problem with Mario Balotelli returning to the Azzurri squad. Antonio Conte called up the misfiring Liverpool striker for the first time since he replaced Cesare Prandelli as Italy coach this summer. Balotelli, who has yet to score in the Barclays Premier League for Liverpool since moving to Anfie...Full Story »

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