Each footballers have their own set of ambition, one might search for merely playing in big competition but there also others who are eying for success at ‘big’ clubs, despite that team might not actually in a great situation.
One of the latest example of the latter is Juventus’ new signing, Michele Pazienza, who pretty much gave away Champions League football with Napoli for a shot at the Bianconeri.
Pazienza, who reach the end of his contract this summer reportedly refuses to negotiate a new one with Napoli and opted Juventus’ offer instead, making him departing from the Partenopei on a free transfer. Answering about his decision, Pazienza to the media that it wasn’t actually hard for him to let go Champions League football as competing for a place in prestigious team such as the Turin giant is something that appealed him even more.
“It wasn’t hard to walk away from the Champions League. I did it with eagerness as I am ready to get back into the competition with Juventus. I’m enthusiastic about this new challenge,” Pazienza. “I have a desire to demonstrate that I have a future at this great club.”
Off course one say that wages issue might be the thing that attract Pazienza in choosing Juventus, but it should also be noted that the prestige is the one that pretty much made the midfielder opted to leave the Partenopei, despite fighting really hard last season in achieving the Champions League spot. However, Juventus are pretty much known as a classic force in Serie A alongside Ac Milan and Inter, playing in one of those three teams are usually the main target for many footballers in Italy, unless the player is attached with his hometown team.
Giving away a pretty much sured starting spot at Naples for a tougher midfield competition in the future Juventus team, who already signed Andrea Pirlo earlier, Pazienza takes it more as a challenge than anything else. The ex-Fiorentina player also reveals that he won’t be thinking about getting into the Italian national team first before managing to hold a regular place in the Bianconeri colors.
“Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has said he will choose who plays based on continuity. So my aim is to find a place at Juventus, then I will think about the rest,” Pazienza.