Marco Storari spoke of his joy at winning two successive Scudetto titles with Juventus when meeting the club’s fans at this evening’s Summer Village appointment in Chatillon.
Speaking to JTV’s Cristina Chiabotto and DJ Nana, the goalkeeper began: “The first was unexpected, because we obviously started out as outsiders, nobody expected us to be in with a shout.
“It was a magnificent achievement. The second was harder because everyone considered us as favourites, so reclaiming our title was always going to be a bigger ask.”
While the outfield players are moving towards peak condition by conducting a selection of lung-busting runs, the goalkeepers have also been working equally as hard under the orders of Claudio Filippi.
One thing fans in Chatillon have yet to see on this year’s pre-season, however, is Filippi’s legendary ball machine.
“It’s very difficult when we train with the ball machine because it comes at you very quickly. Thankfully it hasn’t made an appearance here because it’s always windy in the afternoon, so it would be even more complicated. But it’s an excellent tool and we use it often.”
Storari, who joined the club from Milan in 2010, had no hesitation when asked to name his best save in the black and white stripes of Juventus.
“It was a spot kick I stopped against Chievo two years ago. When you save a penalty it’s always a special feeling.”
The 36-year-old concluded with a thought on the much-discussed topic of his rooming arrangements on pre-season, vehemently denying reports that his decision to cohabitate with Simone Pepe had forced Federico Peluso into an adjacent wardrobe.
“You need to shut Pepe up because he’s always talking. But he’s an excellent team-mate and there’s a reason why everyone wants to share a room with him.
“As far as Federico’s concerned, I don’t find him sleeping in our wardrobe, he’s got his own room and bed, even though it’s small.”