“I’ve never met a winner that is not annoying because whoever wins provokes envy, inspires wickedness and arouses jealousy, because everyone wants to be where you are” – Antonio Conte
Referring to the time of my life and to the achievements of the Bianconeri’s that I have personally witnessed, I will briefly try to illustrate the feeling of being a Juventino.You are warned against complacency, as you don’t become a Juventino, you are born one.
As the Derby d’Italia moves ever closer, the tough rivalry between the football club Juventus and the immoral club Inter seems to have become fiercer.
While some are claiming themselves the most successful team in Italy on the pitch, the other dishonest association are claiming themselves as “the most successful team of Italy, on AND OFF of the pitch”. Can you make a distinction?
I remember supporting Juventus since 1996 and I’d be telling a huge lie if I claim to remember anything of that time. Indeed, a very successful period of Juventus, when they were reaching the Champions League finals like the immoral club reaches quarter finals nowadays. The odium towards them cannot be described and I believe that the best word I can ever use when I mention Inter is – “Merda”.
I speak of what I have witnessed. I speak of what I have felt while I was alive, what I have enjoyed and I speak of what I have found intolerable towards Juventus. I speak of the Juventus of Peruzzi, Dimas, Ferrara, Iuliano, Montero, Pessoto, Conte, Deschamps, Di Livio, Jugovic, Tacchinardi, the almighty Zinedine Zidane, Boksic, Inzaghi, Cannavaro, Thuram, Zambrotta, Buffon,Trezeguet, Nedved, and the person who defines the term “legend” Alessandro Del Piero. I speak of one of the most successful coaches Italy and Juventus have ever had, Marcello Lippi. I speak of a legendary side with no less than 29 Scudetti on their jersey.
Speaking of stats, Juventus are historically the most successful club in Italian football and one of the most important globally. Since 1996, Juventus have won six Scudetti in ten years. In 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.
On the other hand, the dishonorable club of Italy would constantly spend millions on players and would still go on a relative 16 year trophy drought. The only trophy they enjoyed was the UEFA Cup in 1991, 1994 and 1998
La Vecchia Signora have won fifty-three official titles overall at national and international level, more than any other Italian club: a record twenty-nine Serie A titles, a record nine Coppa Italia and four Supercoppa and, with eleven titles in confederation and inter-confederation competitions. Where does the other club stand?
Under the management of Giovanni Trapattoni, Juventus won thirteen official trophies in ten years, including six league titles and five international titles; Juventus became the first club in the history of European football to have won all three major competitions organized by the UEFA. After the triumph in the Intercontinental Cup, the club also became the first in football history—and remain the only one at present—to have won all possible confederation competitions and the club world title. Where does the other club stand?
In a face to face comparison, Juventus have won 96 of the total 216 games played against Inter, and have drawn 53 of them. The Bianconeri lost 67 times and have managed to score a total of 308 while conceding a total of 270.
Let the numbers speak. Being part of the one of the most supported clubs in the world must be a sweet joy to a soul. The club who mostly represented its nation worldwide is currently sitting on the top and everything seems well earned. The appointment of Antonio Conte has given the team an attitude of a man who has less compassion than an average human.
Not feeling cocky but and overdose on confidence ahead of tonight’s encounter. A legendary side like Juventus were never afraid of challenges for the Scudetto but would rather want to fairly face them on the pitch, not in Bergamo in the courts. For most of us its enough to feel confident as long as Alessandro the Great is making the trip to Milano, the man who can singlehandedly spoil Inter’s party. Mind you, Del Piero has won more trophies in his career than Inter during their entire 103 years of ‘fake existence”.
Karma is a bitch. Their decline is all but obvious as they are currently battling into the relegation zone, while Juventus are standing lonely on top. Last time Derby d’Italia was played with Juventus top of the league and Inter in the relegation zone was in 1946. Now that the ‘real is on the rise’ the ‘fake’s are on decline’.
“I hope Juventus win 10-0. The truth is Inter don’t know how to lose & start crying” – Luciano Moggi
For any Bianconero, the Derby d’Italia has a specific significance, just as a real derby in football should have. Though this one, with the Morattopoli farce on the sidelines, has gained a special significance, amplifying the meaning of the word rivalry.
However, the famous phrase ‘amici di nessuno’ used by the Bianconeri, speaks of the true character of Juventus as the club who are never spoiling for a fight, but the nation still loves to hate.
“Inter – Juventus e una sfida totale, fuori e dentro a campo. E sul campo, da sempre, abbiamo ragione noi.”
Fino Alla Fine, Forza Juve.
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