Chiellini: Italy more than just Juventus
Four Juve players were in the starting line-up for the Azzuri’s 1-0 victory over Bulgaria on Friday night, in which Alberto Gilardino’s first half goal proved the difference putting the Italians seven points clear at the top of World Cup Qualifying Group B.
“Juventus maintains the Italy team? No, I think there are other important players in this Nazionale,” Chiellini told Milannews.it before the start of the game.
“[AC] Milan for example; in the last two years the Rossoneri have focused on Italian players and in this way they are also working for Italy.
“Sure, we are coming off two Scudetti and two Supercoppe [Italiane] and this gives us an awareness of our strength.
“But the Italy squad is a strong group of players, we’ve been working together for three years.”
The Azzurri will continue their World Cup Qualifying campaign against the Czech Republic on September 10 at the Juventus Stadium.