"Every summer I hear transfer stories around me or Claudio Marchisio, but a lot of it is fantasy football," the defender told Tuttosport .
"Just think about it, who would've imagined Antonio Conte winning the Scudetto in his first season? Can you remember the US pre-season tour? We really struggled in friendlies and things weren't going well, yet we arrived ahead of schedule. Now we've added a few extra players, learned to know each other and are more solid."