Claudio Marchisio says he cannot wait to get back running as he steps up his rehabilitation following April’s surgery on a torn cruciate ligament.
The midfielder, speaking at today’s launch of his book “Nero su Bianco” in Turin, admits that he has found it tough to miss out on the Bianconeri’s end-of-season celebrations and the European Championships – but can at least console himself by the welcome news that his recovery regime is proceeding well.
He said: “My recovery is coming along nicely. I feel in good nick, my rehabilitation is going according to plan and I can’t wait to get back running with my team-mates.
“It wasn’t easy to miss out on the end-of-season celebrations with my team-mates, while sat on the sofa watching the Euros is also a wrench. I’m Italy’s biggest fan and hope we go as far as possible.”
While Marchisio’s recovery continues to go from strength to strength, so do Juventus in the transfer market.
This week’s arrival of playmaker Miralem Pjanic equips Massimiliano Allegri with another smart operator in the middle of the park, adding extra creativity and guile to an already formidable midfield unit.
Welcoming the arrival, Marchisio added: “He’s a magnificent player and I can’t wait for him to play alongside us. It’s an excellent acquisition, bolstering an already top-rate squad that has improved on year on year thanks to the capture of players such as Pjanic, someone who is capable of changing a game by himself.”