Fan favourite Juan Cuadrado was offered the finest of homecoming welcomes on Saturday as he rose to warm up down the touchline during the Bianconeri’s 3-1 victory over Sassuolo. Approaching the stand in front of which he produced one of the standout moments of the previous season, the winger was serenaded immediately by the passionate home fans.
For Cuadrado, an unused substitute on the day having recently reported back from international duty with his native Colombia, the moment was of great significance: he was back at Juventus Stadium in a black and white jersey for the first time since lifting the Scudetto trophy to the sky four months previously in May, a place that since last summer has always felt like home.
The reunion of Juan and the supporters was one enjoyed by all, the former especially. Speaking to Jtv this week, the 28-year old had this to say on the dawn of another season at the service of the Old Lady: