Chiellini still believes in Champions League

Updated: 05 May 2011 10:53 IST

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has not given up hope of playing in the Champions League next season, despite his side sitting seventh in Serie A with three games left.

Chiellini still believes in Champions League

Rome:

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini has not given up hope of playing in the Champions League next season, despite his side sitting seventh in Serie A with three games left.


Juve kept alive their faint hopes with a 1-0 victory at Lazio on Monday night that pulled them back to within four points of their opponents, who are fourth.

And that's got the Italy international hoping the Turin giants can pull off a remarkable smash and grab feat.

"We still hope we'll qualify for the Champions League," he said.

"The victory over Lazio has got us kicking ourselves over the points we dropped before that.

"But now we need three wins and then we'll see.

"We need to be lucky and hope our rivals slip up."

Had Juve lost to Lazio they would have been out of the running but now they know that three wins could be enough to snatch fourth spot.

The problem is that they also need to overhaul Udinese and Roma, who both have a three-point advantage on the Old Lady of Turin.

But having been eight points behind Lazio 10 days ago, Juve know that things can change quickly in football.

They are in the best form of the four teams chasing that final Champions League qualifying spot having not been beaten in their last seven.

Lazio have lost five of the last nine, Udinese have lost four of their last five while Roma have lost two of their last three at home.



Topics : Giorgio Chiellini Fiorentina Atalanta Chelsea Juventus Stadium Chievo Football Catania AC Milan Juventus Genoa Napoli Lazio
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