Claudio Marchisio appeared to have a pop at Juventus for forcing out Alessandro del Piero last year. Marchisio was comparing Del Piero's situation to the support Francesco Totti is given at AS Roma.

"I'd love to be the Francesco Totti of Juventus. I won't make comparisons on role or history, but I hope to end my career with this jersey," Marchisio told the Corriere dello Sport.

"Is that what Alessandro Del Piero thought? We all know what happened. Francesco will be fortunate enough to terminate his career at Roma, but Alessandro's Australian experience with Sydney cannot make anyone forget what he did for the Bianconeri."

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