Sissoko targets next term
Mohamed Sissoko has vowed to return stronger from the metatarsal injury which has ended his season.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 13/03/09 12:21pm
Juventus midfielder Mohamed Sissoko has vowed to return stronger from the metatarsal injury which has ended his season.
The former Liverpool player suffered the blow in Juve's recent 1-0 victory over Torino and was ruled out of the second leg of the club's UEFA Champions League clash with Chelsea.
Claudio Ranieri's men exited the competition after a 2-2 draw at Stadio Olimpico with Didier Drogba's first-leg goal at Stamford Bridge securing a 3-2 aggregate success.
Mali international Sissoko feels Juventus were unfortunate to crash out of Europe before the quarter-final stage and claims the Blues enjoyed more good fortune.
He told skysports.com: "I am very, very sad. My form was good, I was consistent enough, scoring goals, and this injury stopped me.
"I am out for the season, however, that is life. Hopefully I will come back stronger next season to help Juve. We have to fight and qualify for the Champions League.
"This season we were unlucky. I don't think Chelsea were better than us, they took their chances and they had a bit of luck.
"We lost good players such as (Pavel) Nedved in the second game, so it was tough, but Juve will be back soon."