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CL: Not returning to Juventus as an enemy, says Arturo Vidal

Munich: Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has admitted to having mixed feelings about today’s Champions League trip to Turin and has no plans to celebrate he scores against his former team.

Bayern Munich midfielder  Arturo Vidal. Pic/AFP
Bayern Munich midfielder  Arturo Vidal. Pic/AFP

Up against his old club
The Chilean comes up against his old club Juventus for the first time since leaving them last summer and admitted he would rather not have to face the Bianconeri yet. "I return to Turin as an opponent, not an enemy," he said in an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I don’t know how I will be welcomed, but I hope the fans don’t jeer. I am excited about this game and it’ll be strange to see myself with another jersey. If I score, then I won’t celebrate. In four years I learned and won a great deal. I left because it was an opportunity for me and a good move for Juve," Vidal added. "It’s a special game for me because I’m grateful to Juve and I still have a lot of affection for them," said Vidal .

"I had four incredible years and felt at home — the fans and loved me and I loved them because they always supported me. I would have preferred to have met Juventus only in the semi-final or final because I still have a lot of affection for this club." — AFP

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