Mutu relishing return
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Adrian Mutu is excited by the prospect of returning to football.Adrian Mutu is relishing the prospect of a return to football with Juventus when his drug ban expires on May 18.
The former Chelsea striker admits lacking match fitness but accepts this as an inevitable by-product of his period on the sidelines.
"I dream about playing my first match for Juventus in the Italian League," said Mutu.
"I lack match fitness because I have not played a lot of football.
"There have been four months when I have been fit but have not played any matches."
Reports in Italy have suggested that Juventus may offer the Romanian star as bait in a deal with Roma for Antonio Cassano, but Mutu insists he is unworried.
"I am calm about these stories," commented Mutu.
"They give me the strength to continue believing in myself."