By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Donning Juventus colours since he was six years old, Marrone made his senior team debut in the previous season, during which he endeared himself to the club's fans by scoring on the last match day of the Bianconeri's title-winning campaign. Picking up where he left off, Marrone was given a place in the starting line-up for the team's opening Serie A game against Parma last weekend.
The Italian told the club's official website that he was delighted to have been given an opportunity to start, and he hoped it was an indication that he would soon be a regular fixture in the squad's first eleven.
"I was in the starting line-up for the first championship game of the season, in front of our own supporters and - just as it is every time I pull on this shirt - it felt like I was living a dream," Marrone shared.
"I'm happy with how everything's going. I want to show even more and establish myself as a Juventus player."
Trained as a midfielder, Marrone slotted in at central defence during Juventus' win over Parma. The 22-year old admitted that playing in an unfamiliar role was taxing, but lining up alongside the experienced Andrea Pirlo alleviated some of the burden.
"The toughest thing to take on board is the tactical aspect. You need to maintain your concentration at all times and make the right movements when covering," Marrone stated.
"On the other hand I feel at ease when setting the play. I operate practically 10 metres behind Pirlo and have to act as a sweeper."
The Bianconeri are aiming to defend their title this season, and Marronne believes the squad must give it their all if they are to succeed in their bid.
"Having the Scudetto on our chests gives us strength, but it also brings responsibility," he shared.
"We must show our worth every time we cross that white line."
Juventus travel to Udinese for their Serie A fixture this weekend.