Juventus defense magnate, Italian international, Giorgio Chiellini, confirmed his departure from his club at the end of the current season, after his team lost the Italian Cup final 2-4 to Inter after the extension, yesterday, Wednesday.
The captain of the “old lady” indicated that he will play the last two matches of his team in the local league before bidding farewell to the club’s fans.
He added, “We spent wonderful years at Juventus and it was time for the young faces to take up the torch. I did my best and hopefully I made an impact.”
“Next Monday, I will bid farewell to the Allianz Stadium (of Juventus) in the match against Lazio, and it is my decision 100%,” the 19-time champion revealed.
Chiellini, 37, did not want to confirm whether he would retire permanently after leaving Juventus, saying, “Frankly, I don’t know, I have to think about it with my family. I’m happy to leave Juventus and I’m at the top of my level.”
Chiellini won the local league championship with Juventus nine times since joining the team in 2004 from Livorno, and his name was associated with the other central defender Leonardo Bonucci, and historical goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
It is noteworthy that Chiellini was crowned with the Italian national team in the European Nations Cup last summer, and will also retire from international football when Italy faces Argentina, the champion of the South American continent, at Wembley Stadium in London next month.
Chiellini, who played 116 international matches with his country, was hoping to participate in the World Cup again, but Italy will be absent from the World Cup “Qatar 2022”, for the second time in a row, which hastened the retirement of the international center.
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