Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has announced his retirement from international football.
Marchisio called for a press conference at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday 3rd where he announced is retired. The Juve legend has decided to hang up his boots after leaving Russian outfit Zenit Saint Petersburg as a free agent in the summer.
Before moving to Russia last year, Marchisio spent 13 years with Serie A giants Juventus, making a remarkable 389 appearances - scoring 37 goals and creating 43 assists during that time.
"I’d made a promise to the kid who dreamt to become a football player. I would have played until I had felt the marvel stepping into the pitch," he wrote on Twitter.
"I wasn’t fulfilling my promise anymore, that’s why I prefer to stop. So, thank you dream, you gave me strength, success and joy!"
The 33-year-old won seven Serie A titles for Juventus, as well as four Coppa Italia crowns.