Giaccherini: Conte wanted me

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini says that he would have stayed at Juventus if it was up to manager Antonio Conte.

Last Updated: 10/10/13 at 11:56 Post Comment

Emanuele Giaccherini: Would have stayed at Juventus if it had been Antonio Conte

Emanuele Giaccherini: Would have stayed at Juventus if it had been Antonio Conte

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Italian, who joined the Black Cats in July, has told an Italian radio station of his admiration for his former club and that it was not Conte's decision to sell him.

"I've lived two unforgettable years in Turin and if the decision was up to the coach, I'd have remained at Juventus," he told Radio Mana Sport.

"The club evaluated all the offers that arrived and accepted Sunderland's one. They preferred to let me leave."

Giaccherini, however, has been quick to praise the welcome he has received from Sunderland fans since his arrival whilst discussing the difference in the Premier League and Serie A's style of play.

He said: "In the Premier League, the football is less technical but much more intense and aggressive.

"Stadiums are always full and the supporters have been absolutely fantastic."

Having already qualified for the 2014 World Cup, Giaccherini is currently on international duty for Italy's final two qualifying games against Denmark and Armenia.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Digne agent denies Liverpool talks

Lucas Digne's agent has denied reports he has held talks with Liverpool regarding a move to Anfield for the Paris Saint-Germain left-back.

Mourinho scuppered Reds' Costa move

A new biography has revealed how Jose Mourinho scuppered Liverpool's bid to sign Diego Costa - a year before he arrived in west London.

Ramos 'extends' Real Madrid contract

Manchester United's pursuit of Sergio Ramos is over after the centre-back agreed a new contract extension at Real Madrid.

Mail Box

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

Getting Tired Of De Gea's Disrespect

One Manchester United fan is growing weary of David de Gea's disrespect. Plus thoughts on Southampton's summer, Balotelli loan, and Depay in the centre. Why?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company