Juventus midfielder: It pains me that I am missing the Inter match
The 27-year-old has been out since limping off against Lazio in the Supercoppa Italiana, forcing him to miss the match against the Nerazzurri which has left the Turin native upset.
“It weighs on me that I won’t be able to play against Inter however injuries are part of this job,” he told Sky Sport 24.
“The match against Inter comes early this season but it is always an interesting matchup.
“My recovery is going well but I have yet to return to training with the first team so I hope to be available right after the Champions League.
“As a team I can say that we have gotten off to a great start to the season, bringing home the first trophy of the season and doing well in the championship.
“Now this national team break has come and it has not brought good news considering [Martin] Caceres and [Mirko] Vucinic’s injury, but we have a great squad and we will do well without them.”
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