After spending 25 years growing and developing with Juventus, Claudio Marchisio finally chose to move to Zenit St Petersburg. The 32-year-old midfielder never regretted his decision to leave.
Marchisio has joined Juventus since he was seven years old and idolized the legend, Alessandro Del Piero. When the Bianconeri were forced to go down to Serie B, he finally got a regular chance to play with his idol.
In the 2007-2008 season, he had studied at another Italian club, Empoli, on loan. Once back, he became an important part of Juventus to make him get the nickname Il Pricipino (The Prince).
Unfortunately, the nickname did not make Marchisio be with Juventus forever. With the arrival of many quality midfielders, slowly his position was eliminated from the main squad Massimiliano Allegri.
That made him have to make a tough decision, namely to leave the Turin and join Zenit St Petersburg last summer. Even so, regret never flew in the slightest in his mind.
“I always think and try to make the right decision,” Marchisio told Sky.
“I want to find a new team to play more often, so we made this decision without regret because life will continue. A great desire to continue to win is still there,” he continued.
He did not want to keep looking back, and chose to focus on reaching the target with Zenit. Marchisio also said that his team now has a goal to go further in Europe’s second competition, the Europa League.