Juventus midfielder Marchisio flattered by Tardelli comparison

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is flattered by comparisons with Marco Tardelli.

Marchisio has been outstanding for club and country this season.

“I am moved at the comparison with Tardelli,” said Marchisio.

“He was one of the greats of Italian football. I hope to have a career where one day someone can say ‘that lad is the new Marchisio.’

“We stepped on to the field in Belgrade and told each other we’d play without fear. I was so concentrated that I didn’t even hear the crowd jeer the Italian anthem.”

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