Marchisio – Juventus will always be a part of me

first_imgClaudio Marchisio told Juventus supporters that he is now one of them in an open letter following his release by the Italian champions after 25 years at the club.The midfielder became a free agent after making 389 appearances for Juventus across a first-team career that began in 2006-07, and he posted an emotional tribute on social media.Marchisio, who has been linked with a move to the MLS or the Premier League but is yet to make an announcement on his future, said the club’s philosophy has shaped his life and pledged his support to Juventus regardless of his next destination. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “It’s said that at Juventus, ‘winning isn’t important, it’s the only thing that counts’,” said the 32-year-old.”Behind this phrase, which is so loved by us fans (yes because even if it may seem impossible, I am one today), said by our President Giampiero Boniperti, lies the deepest meaning of our way of life.”When you’re a child with a dream, a child among many, you know that for [the Juve] shirt, you’ll have to be the best. Always.”I spent the last 25 years of my life imagining what I wanted to become and the dreams I wanted to achieve with Juventus, but there wasn’t a single moment during which I thought I would live a moment like this.”Marchisio, who joined Juventus aged seven and came up through the club’s youth ranks, gave no indication over where he might spend the next stage of his career.Quando ti rendi conto che quella che per 25 anni è stata la tua vita tutto d’un tratto farà parte di ciò che è stato, c’è un solo modo per continuare a vincere ed è sapere che in ogni caso non perderò nulla di tutto questo perché sarà sempre parte di me ed io ne sarò sempre parte pic.twitter.com/YVGtUFRvCT — Claudio Marchisio (@ClaMarchisio8) August 22, 2018 He recalled the challenge of playing alongside Juventus greats like Alessandro Del Piero and Gianluigi Buffon, who he aspired to emulate as an academy player.”Regardless of what my next steps will be professional or otherwise, it would be useless and wrong of me to hide that my heart and DNA have and will always have only two colours,” he said.”You work hard in the shadows of your idols forever and give the best of yourself every day for the shirt because those jerseys, once sewn on me, equate to pride, joy and responsibility.”Del Piero, [Pavel] Nedved, Buffon, [David] Trezeguet, [Mauro] Camoranesi and all the others. Because everyone knows that, to honour this shirt, you must do your bit.”This doesn’t just apply to us players but also for every single fan. Juventus win because they’re the best on and off the field.”last_img read more

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Jaypee may lose Formula One land if it doesn’t clear Rs 108 cr due by Dec 31: YEIDA

first_imgNoida (UP), Nov 28 (PTI) Crisis-hit Jaypee group will have to clear dues of Rs 108 crore by the end of this year or otherwise it may lose the 1,000-acre land allotted for its Formula One Buddh International Circuit and Jaypee Sports City, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) officials said. The board has decided to grant the Jaypee group, which was supposed to make the payment by September, a final one month’s time to clear their debts, or face coercive actions including cancellation of land allotment, a senior official said. “Jaypee group owes Rs 108 crore to the authority against 1,000 hectare of land allotted for constructing the Formula One circuit and the Jaypee Sports City. The authority had relieved the builder and made re-schedulement of the amount but the builder failed to pay instalments. We have given a final one month’s time to clear debts or we will initiate strict actions against them,” YEIDA chairman Prabhat Kumar told reporters. The Jaypee group’s two holding companies Jaiprakash Associates Ltd and Jaypee Infratech Ltd are facing insolvency proceedings. The authority has also decided not to hike toll tax prices on the 165-km long Yamuna Expressway, the officials said during YEIDA’s 64th Board meeting held Tuesday in Greater Noida. The authority has also given a nod for opening seven filling stations and 12 hotels along the expressway in Sector 18, 20 and 29. The villages in the area will get 377 hand pumps and also get 180 sanitation workers, up from 80 at present, YEIDA CEO Arunvir Singh said. On the upcoming Jewar International Airport, the chairman said basic formalities have been completed by the government and the remaining are near completion.advertisement Kumar said the bid document for the airport has been approved by Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee (PMIC) and would now be sent to the state cabinet. PTI KIS SOM CKlast_img read more

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