Trez not thinking over new deal
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Trezeguet insists he is not ready to talk about a new contract at Juventus.
David Trezeguet insists he does not want to talk about a new contract at Juventus, saying he is just concentrating on helping the club back to Serie A.
The French international has been linked with a move away from Turin since the former Italian champions were demoted in the summer for their role in the refereeing scandal which rocked the sport in Italy.
A host of big names departed, but the likes of Trezeguet and Gianluigi Buffon stayed put.
Juve, who despite starting the season on minus nine points, are top of Serie B and are firm favourites to go back up.
They are now looking to secure their top players on extended deals including Trezeguet - but he insists now is not the time.
"The contract extension? For the moment I do not have my mind on this problem," he told Corriere dello Sport.
"Now we are only interested in Serie A, then everyone will make their choices."
Real Madrid and Lyon have both been strongly linked in recent weeks and Trezeguet admits they both wanted him this summer.
"I have a big feeling with Capello. He wanted me at Juve and I think he would have wanted me at Real too," he said.
"Lyon? It's true also. But Juve said no because they had already decided to keep me.
"It wasn't a money matter, but the club's choice."
Trezeguet also says that although he is enjoying his stay in Serie B, he is being penalised for playing below the top-flight.
"From a human point of view Serie B is a new experience, but technically and visibly, it's another world," he said.
"Am I penalised from this with my national team? Obviously yes. At the World Cup Raymond Domenech chose a one striker option and that was Henry.
"Now we have a different side and I think the fact I play in Serie B it penalises me."
Trezeguet has welcomed the recent link Juve had with Miroslav Klose - suggesting that he is the sort of the player the Bianconeri need if they want to recapture the Serie A crown next term.
"We need real strengthening in all the three lines," he continued.
"We are a competitive side in Serie B but to win the Scudetto we need something else. Klose? These are the types of players we need. I like Klose a lot."