Champions of Italy: Eljero Elia
June 6, 2012
He faced some difficulties in getting familiar with the Italian championship and with the new reality. Many times Conte focused the attention on how it could be difficult for a foreign young lad - who doesn’t speak the language of the country where he plays - to get familiar with the Italian football, which has different pace and pressures.
Eljero’s skills are apparent, he’s usually involved with the Dutch national side (he participated in the World Cup championship occurred in South Africa), and he has international experience. However, finding a place in a Juve side which run like a perfect machine towards the Scudetto achievement wasn’t easy.
He collected 4 appearances and 110 minutes on the pitch. In his last two games, especially against Novara, he showed to be improving, but Fontana’s brilliant saves denied him the joy of scoring.