The Old Lady have suggested the Italy midfielder's comments were not malicious and added that those who did not understand this were only trying to stir up trouble
“Claudio Marchisio expressed a personal opinion during an interview with Corriere della Sera's monthly magazine Style," read Juventus' official website.
“His view was clearly a reference to the healthy rivalry between Napoli and Juventus that has led to some thrilling and hard-fought matches.
“No offence was intended: those who fail to understand that are simply seeking unnecessary controversy.”
Juventus lead Serie A by five points and are seven points ahead of third-placed Napoli.