Chelsea game the biggest of Juve's year, says Marchisio

The Bianconeri midfielder has stated that their match against the Blues on Tuesday will be the most important one of 2012 for his club, but is confident of getting a result
Juventus' Claudio Marchisio has underlined the importance of his side's clash with Chelsea, but remains confident that they can beat the European champions.

The Serie A leaders currently sit third in Group E of the Champions League with six points from four matches, and the Italy international is aware that the battle against the Blues will be decisive.

"It's the biggest game of the year for us," the 26-year-old stated at a press conference on Monday.

"We have ended up in one of the toughest sections of this year’s Champions League and we will be facing the defending European champions.

"Perhaps Chelsea have more experience as far as the Champions League is concerned, given that we haven’t played in this competition for a few years."

However, the midfielder believes that his side's quality and attitude can overcome the visitors' hunger for another successful campaign.

"There are many experienced international players in our squad and we’re prepared.

"We’re possibly approaching this game at the best possible moment, because we reacted well to the defeat against Inter."

He then dismissed claims saying that his team might have a problem going forward against a possibly defensive approach by Roberto Di Matteo.

"I don’t think we have a problem in attack. Let us not forget that we are scoring more than we did last season, while we have the best attack and defence in Serie A."

Juventus lock horns with Chelsea in Turin on Tuesday at 20.45CET.