Marchisio: I’ve been waiting for this Scudetto since I broke into the first team

The Italy international has voiced his satisfaction with his side's long-awaited league success, and is confident that the team will continue to grow next season
Claudio Marchisio has revelled in Juventus' Serie A title triumph, and admitted that he had been waiting for his first Scudetto ever since making his Bianconeri debut in 2006.

The Old Lady beat Cagliari 2-0 on Sunday to secure their 28th league title on record with one more game to go after rivals AC Milan were beaten 4-2 by Inter on the same day.

Marchisio believes their success is just reward for the suffering the club has endured and hailed coach Antonio Conte's impact on the squad.

"I’ve been waiting for this Scudetto ever since I broke into the first team. Both the players and fans have suffered a lot over the past two years," Marchisio was quoted as saying on the official Juventus website.

"The coach has perhaps been the most important aspect. He’s given us identity and the desire to win.

"We have a great squad that's still developing. I am confident that we will continue to grow next season when we return to Europe."

Juventus wrap up their Serie A campaign on Sunday against Atalanta, before taking on Napoli in the Coppa Italia final on May 20.