Rabiot Confident in Juventus Chances to Fight for Title

Adrien Rabiot believes Juventus can still compete for the title despite trailing Napoli by ten points. The midfielder is about to participate in his first World Cup and spoke about it to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It’s a dream that didn’t come true four years ago in Russia, while I’m fully enjoying it now. I look back at my memories of it as a child, like the 2006 edition with the return of Zinedine Zidane. Too bad we lost to Italy in the final. Winning again will be complicated, but nothing is impossible, in life and in football. It’s already hard when you are not the favorite. Everybody will try to beat us. It’s a nice collective challenge, but we want to write history.”

The Frenchman examined what happened last summer.

“There were some contacts with Premier League sides, but in the end it’s probably a good thing that I stayed, as it was maybe the best decision. I’m not thinking about the future. The club and I aren’t in a rush, we are serene and there will be time to weigh any option.”

Rabiot stated that Juventus could stage a comeback in the second half of the season.

“Considering our squad, I’ve never had any doubts about our chances of fighting for the Scudetto. Our start wasn’t easy because of the injuries. We weren’t whole, but our goal was to get to the top-three by the World Cup in order to challenge Napoli, which have had an incredible start. They’ll drop some points along the way too. The returns of Federico Chiesa and Paul Pogba will help us, along with the contribution of the youngsters. It’s a shame to stop because we changed our mentality.”

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