Emanuele Giaccherini: 'Leaving Juventus was tough'

Giaccherini: 'Leaving Juventus was tough'
© Getty Images
Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini admits that it was a difficult decision to leave Italian champions Juventus over the summer.

Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has admitted that it was tough for him to leave Juventus over the summer.

The Italian international joined the Black Cats in July for a reported fee of around £8.5m.

However, the 28-year-old insists that he is already enjoying life in the Premier League.

"Leaving Juventus was a very difficult decision to make," Giaccherini is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "It was hard because I left many friends, teammates and a coach in Antonio Conte who made a difference to my career.

"I'm happy with the choice I made though even if I had to give up a top club like Juve."

Giaccherini is currently with the Italy squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

Antonio Conte head coach of Juventus during the TIM Supercup match between SS Lazio and FC Juventus at Olimpico Stadium on August 18, 2013
Read Next:
Conte wanted Matri stay
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds96211751220
2Wolverhampton WanderersWolves9621159620
3Cardiff CityCardiff9621148620
4Preston North EndPreston944193616
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd951386216
6Middlesbrough9432116515
7Ipswich TownIpswich85031411315
8Bristol City93511510514
9Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds9351107314
10Aston Villa93421210213
11Queens Park RangersQPR93331212012
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest94051215-312
13Norwich CityNorwich9333812-412
14Fulham925298111
15Derby CountyDerby83231212011
16Millwall9243119210
17Hull City92341516-19
18Reading823378-19
19Burton Albion9234615-99
20Brentford91441012-27
21Barnsley8215913-47
22Sunderland9135814-66
23Birmingham CityBirmingham9126513-85
24Bolton WanderersBolton9027419-152
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand