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Del Piero inspired by Juventus fans

After finishing this season as Serie A's top scorer, Alessandro Del Piero has credited Juventus' fans for inspiring him.

"I am Capocannoniere for the second consecutive time and my first time in Serie A," he wrote on his personal website. "If I had imagined at the start of the season that I would finish as top scorer then I would have expected to be saying: 'I told you so', talking to those who didn't believe in me and never have.

"But when I achieved this objective, the first thing I thought was actually: 'You told me,' talking to everyone who always believed in me and never stopped encouraging me fans and Coaches alike.

"This award is for everyone who has been close to me and has shared my passion, my tough moments, my joy and my desire to continue winning.

"All of you told me I could do this and in the end I scored 21 goals in Serie A and 24 in total this season.

"What matters more is that along with my teammates, who I will never stop thanking, these goals have helped us to managed to return to the Champions League.

"I am happy with Juventus' season and my season and not just the goals, which aren't and never will be the be all and end all.

"Now we have to build on everything that we have done this year and move forward again. It's not finished here and don't tell me that I didn't warn you…"

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