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Italy: ‘We want to win everything‘ – De Ligt on joining Juventus

0 19.07.2019 Инфо

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M/S Juventus football club defender Matthijs de Ligt arrives at news conference, Turin
SOT, Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus defender: "It's a really big step. It's the first step outside of my home country so obviously in the beginning it's something I have to get used to. But I was really honoured by how the Juventus fans welcomed me. I was really proud of that and I hope I can give them much back."
SOT, Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus defender: "Obviously I'm still young but I think I have got some experience from last years with Ajax. I played three years in the first team and I made a lot of minutes on the pitch so I think I've got a lot of experience for a 19-year old but that is why I want to make this step to get more experience and to learn from those players because compared to them I'm just a starter."
SOT, Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus defender: "There are three competitions where we can play for, maybe four with the Super Cup, the Championship, the Coppa Italia, the Champions League and you will see at every game, we want to win everything I think, that's the most important thing, and every competition you play I think that a club like Juventus want to win it. It won't be different this year."
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SOT, Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus defender: "I spoke to him [Juventus Head Coach Maurizio Sarri] on the phone really short just to get to know each other and nothing more. He's also one of the reasons that I wanted to come to Juventus because I heard a lot of good stories about him, the way he plays, the philosophy he has, the attacking football, the defending line, how he he prepares them [his defence] so obviously there was a big reason to come here."
SOT, Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus defender: "For me I think in Holland it's a lot about building up from the back. It's a lot about defending high. I think Italy is more like the zonal marking and more to defend together, so I think I can help them and they can help me and I think that's the great combination between me and Juventus."
SOT, Juventus defender: "It's important to work every day really hard and to show that I want to learn and I can improve, I think, all the attributes I have, so, for me it's a big challenge to come here and to improve, so I hope in the future I'll become a better player."
M/S Juventus Sporting Director Fabio Paratici, De Ligt and Vice-Chairman Pavel Nedved holding De Ligt's jersey
W/S De Ligt showing Juventus' shirt after news conference
SCRIPT
Newly-signed Juventus' defender Matthijs de Ligt held his first news conference after joining the Italian club in Turin on Friday. De Ligt said an opportunity to play under coach Maurizio Sarri was one of the main reasons for him to move to Italy from Ajax.
"It's a really big step. It's the first step outside of my home country so obviously in the beginning it's something I have to get used to. But I was really honoured by how the Juventus fans welcomed me. I was really proud of that and I hope I can give them much back", said De Ligt.
The 19-year-old defender joined Juventus after the two clubs signed an $84 million dollars (75 million euros) deal.
"There are three competitions where we can play for, maybe four with the Super Cup, the Championship, the Coppa Italia, the Champions League and you will see at every game, we want to win everything I think, that's the most important thing, and every competition you play I think that a club like Juventus want to win it. It won't be different this year", said De Ligt.