Full-back Federico Peluso looks forward to playing Juventus again: 'But at Sassuolo, the youngsters lead us!'

The veteran counts two Scudetti in his roster thanks to the 18 months he spent with the Bianconeri. Going into tomorrow's 17:00 (UK time) game against his former team, he looked back on what he misses the most to this day.

“The Juventus Stadium and the extra value that it gives you,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “It's a very European stadium that plants fear in the hearts of your opponents.

Full-back Federico Peluso looks forward to playing Juventus again: 'But at Sassuolo, the youngsters lead us!'

The veteran counts two Scudetti in his roster thanks to the 18 months he spent with the Bianconeri. Going into tomorrow's 17:00 (UK time) game against his former team, he looked back on what he misses the most to this day.

“The Juventus Stadium and the extra value that it gives you,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “It's a very European stadium that plants fear in the hearts of your opponents.

“We have a property stadium too and we're proud of it. We're trying to fill it up more and more.

“I knew there was an ambitious project here and that's what convinced me to join them. The directors told me right away that the objective was to reach Europe, and quickly.

“It surprised many people, including us, who live this environment every day and know how much work and planning went behind it. Results like these never come by chance.”

Peluso also confessed that Sassuolo's famous youngsters were the ones most eager to play the first Europa League game.

“They were super-excited, they were the ones who drove us forward. Sassuolo has the most promising youngsters and [Coach Eusebio] Di Francesco knows how to motivate them.”

Domenico Berardi, the Neroverdi's star striker, turned down Juventus in order to play another year with his club.

“When Juve call you, it's hard to say no. But he didn't really do that, he just decided to stay with Sassuolo, and we're making the most of him.

“He is extraordinary. When he'll feel ready for the big leap forwards, he'll take it. He preferred another year here because he needed continuity.

“Our victory against Juventus last year was a tale unto itself. It was a nice spark, that's where Juventus found themselves again and went straight for the Scudetto.

“This year they had an important market campaign, it'll take the perfect game to defeat them. Scoring against [Gianluigi] Buffon at the Stadium is never easy, but we can make it.”

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