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Ex-Juventus midfielder Marchisio explains Zenit move

Juventus hero Claudio Marchisio has explained ending his career with Zenit St Petersburg.

Marchisio had a career swansong in Russia before hanging up his boots last year.

“I couldn't stay in Serie A, I couldn't betray Juventus. That was the main reason," he explained.

“It wasn't only for what Juve and their fans gave me, but also for what I'd experienced with them.

“It must also be said that within me there had always been a desire to try my luck abroad.

“It was an experience for my whole family, my children who go to school, my wife. My wife had no friends who could visit her at home. She didn't speak Russian. "

“In the team I spoke English and a bit of Spanish because there were so many Argentines, but it was easier on the pitch: we spoke with our feet and head."

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