Marchisio: Winning more important than scoring

The Juventus midfielder has stressed that victory is all that matters for him, and is quite pleased with his side's recent run of good results
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has insisted that he is not too concerned with individual highlights as his primary focus is collective success.

The Italy international found the net on Sunday to help the Old Lady to a hard-fought 2-1 away win over Siena, but he was more delighted with the victory than with his match-winning goal.

"Obtaining the three points is more important than scoring as far as I’m concerned," Marchisio was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"It certainly was not an easy game against Siena. They gave us great difficulty. We managed to break the deadlock, only for them to find an equaliser.

"Then, we upped the ante in the second half and came away with all three points. It is important to win games like this. Smaller sides are always very organised and Siena stuck to their game plan.

"It’s good that we have managed to end this heavy run of fixtures with a victory. If we had to provide an assessment of this recent spell, it would be very positive."

Juventus resume Serie A action after the international break at home against Napoli.