Claudio Marchisio is relishing Juventus' Supercoppa Italiana clash with Napoli at the weekend, and is determined to start the season on a high by winning another trophy.
The midfielder reckons the Bianconeri are the team to beat following last year's Serie A title triumph, and want to make their status as Italian champions count by enjoying continued success, starting with the new campaign's curtain-raiser.
"We need to show we are the strongest in our game against Napoli. We are playing for the first trophy of the season, we are the reigning champions and we want to display that on the pitch. Juventus are always hungry for success," Marchisio said at a press conference.
"Napoli have developed greatly over the last few years and have made some quality purchases. However, they are also aware they will be facing a tough team that wants to continue winning."
Marchisio then went on to discuss the Scommessopoli scandal that has rocked Italian soccer in recent weeks, and is adamant the match-fixing probe will not pose Juventus a distraction.
"We are just thinking about the game. We have got thick skin and seeing the coach so focused can only rub off on us. We are not affected by events going on around us, if anything it gives us a boost to do well."
Antonio Conte reportedly faces a 10-month ban for his role in the ring, though Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe could be acquitted.
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