Giaccherini: Right decision to swap Juventus for Sunderland

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini admits he agonised over his decision to leave Juventus. The midfielder left Juve and Champions League football over the summer.

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini admits he agonised over his decision to leave Juventus.

The midfielder left Juve and Champions League football over the summer.

"Leaving Juventus was a very difficult decision to make,” he said from Italy’s training base on Wednesday.

“It was hard because I left many friends, teammates and a Coach in Antonio Conte who made a difference to my career.

“I’m happy with the choice I made though even if I had to give up a top club like Juve.

“I considered a number of factors and not just the economical one. It was a lifestyle choice too, that allows me to play with more regularity.”

 
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