"I'm happy because I've worked hard and I've never given up," said a happy Stephen Lichtsteiner today. "The Swiss Express" is back in the UEFA Champions League squad list presented by Juventus yesterday for the knockout phases.
"At the beginning of the season, I knew that the coach would have to make a choice," explained Lichtsteiner to the Sky and Mediaset microphones. "I knew that I would be able to handle the situation like last year. I have a great relationship with my manager and there has never been any problem, though obviously I missed playing in Europe.
It wasn't easy to go to the stadium and hear the Champions League anthem without taking the field. Now I'm ready to come back and we all hope the journey is as long as last year but with a different ending."