Federico Chiesa has revealed some of his bitterness that Juventus are not able to compete in the current edition of the Champions League.
The penalty inflicted on Juventus last season means Bianconeri cannot play in European competitions. Juve would have finished fourth without a point deduction, and therefore in the Champions League placed, above Milan.
However, it must be remembered that Juventus had originally been given a larger deduction which was appealed and reduced to 10 points, though this does not seem to be a factor considered by some who clearly expected them to escape punishment-free.
Chiesa spoke during an interview with Tuttosport and below is an extract where he spoke about being ‘annoyed’ having to watch European football from his sofa, with his comments relayed by PianetaMilan.
“Eh… I watch them, I watch the Champions League matches. And I even get annoyed a little, but only because we deserved that stage and it was taken away from us,” he said.
“Milan finished fifth and are now playing in the Champions League only because it was taken from us…”