His arrival at Juventus was clouded in controversy, but Emerson is determined to make it worthwhile by winning the Scudetto and Champions’ League.
“I want to win everything with this club,” announced the Brazilian as he picked up the ‘Player of the Month’ award voted by Juve fans.
“I won’t make a choice between the Italian League title and Europe, as this is a competitive squad that is capable of going all the way in both competitions.”
For a while this summer, Emerson’s future appeared to be at Real Madrid or Inter, but Roma eventually agreed to sell him to their rivals in Turin.
“I have settled in to the Juve atmosphere very quickly,” he assured. “I don’t want to compare it to Roma, as I was happy there as well, but Turin is certainly a more tranquil city.”
Emerson has been one of the few players that Fabio Capello has not rested so far this season, as the rotation system has been necessary upfront with a series of injuries.
“David Trezeguet’s shoulder problem is different from mine,” said the man who missed the 2002 World Cup after falling awkwardly in training. “It’s up to him to decide how to best deal with it. I hope Alessandro Del Piero also returns soon, as he is a great talent who will show everyone what he is capable of.”
well imo while the back four has been impressive i think emerson's work has gone largely unnoticed because nobody gets to see the result of the countless attacks he stops singlehandedly.granted,thuram,canna and neddy may have played better,but emerson deserves a mention cos his performances have been up there too.
the worst member of the back four thus far is imo zambrotta.not because he's played badly,but he's been average defensively and zebina's outshone him in offence on several occaisions.
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Although that has more to do with Zebina doing so well then Zambrotta playing bad. Who could of thought this two months ago btw, that out defense is now the strongest.