Mario Mandzukic has revealed his delight at teaming up with the Bianconeri after he was officially unveiled at Juventus Stadium this afternoon following June’s transfer from Atletico Madrid.
Speaking to the media in Turin, the Croatian forward began: “Juventus is a fantastic club that I have long admired for their track record of winning titles, so this has been a straightforward decision. The side boasts many excellent players and they are the best team in Italy.”
The 29-year-old’s transfer to Turin marks the third time in his career that he joins a beaten Champions League finalist from the previous season. With Bayern Munich, however, he helped the German outfit to the 2013 European crown, remedying the disappointment of losing the 2012 final.
He harbours hopes of repeating this feat with the black and stripes of Juventus, following defeat to Barcelona last month in Berlin.
“Nobody expected Juventus to reach the final and doing so was a demonstration of a job well done by the manager and players. They were unfortunate to lose in the end, but it represents a good omen for this season, as we bid to regroup and finally lift the trophy.”