Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has admitted that he did not intend to offend any Napoli fans following his comments yesterday.
But the Italy international has today claimed that his words were said with no malice.
“Napoli are a tough opponent,” he posted on his Instagram account. “They are a team that can compete with us.
“And I defined just that. I did not want to offend any citizens of Naples.”
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