The loss of Claudio Marchisio to a torn ACL in his left knee has dampened the mood at Juventus. The midfielder will not be available until October, and it remains to be seen how Juve will cope without him.
For one thing, who will replace him in the side's remaining five league games this season? For another, how much will the lack of preseason training affect the player going into next season?
While the midfielder has coped admirably in Andrea Pirlo's former role, exercising his abilities as a director while offering so much on the defensive side, it is his winning mentality that Massimiliano Allegri will miss the most. A player who has grown up in the Bianconeri jersey, few care about the state of the team as much as he does.
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