The word leader from a strict point of view should mean “the one who has a more prestigious role inside a group with particular abilities and charisma”. In football the word “leader” is a lot more than just a noun, it’s a symbol identified by the team and fans. It’s a person who represents a kind of world, in this case the Juventus world. It’s a person to rely on during a match and above off the field. Both inside a silent locker room and when infronting the frustration of the media. Giorgio Chiellini certainly is a symbol of Juventus. He was there during the time of Capello, when Juve was in Serie B, when Juve was doing badly in Serie A, when the Bianconeri were born again and he is still here today in the center of defence. Many see him as a leader of Juve when Buffon will leave, as the other players maybe aren’t so convincing. But in reality there always exists two points of view.
Why he’s a leader:
In conclusion, some people think he’s a leader and some people don’t. Some think he is the symbol of the past, present and future of Juve, while others are dissapointed by the lack of his winning mentality in Europe. Juventus teaches: “Winning is the only thing that counts.” On which side are you?
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