Arthur Melo addressed invited journalists at the Allianz Stadium for the first time after being officially announced as a new Juventus player in late June. The Brazilian midfielder touched on several topics including his enthusiasm of working with Coach Pirlo, his ambitions with the team and the joy of being in Serie A: "Being in the Italian championship is wonderful, it will be an exciting season and we can't wait to start."
WORKING WITH PIRLO
"I haven't talked in detail with Coach Pirlo yet, but he knows football like few others. Being coached by him is also a privilege."
"Anyone who loves football knows who Pirlo is. Working with him is an honour, his greatness needs no introduction."
THE JUVE WORLD
"It is a very important day for me. I want to thank everyone for welcoming me in the best way. Being here is a unique privilege, Juve have an incredible history”.
"Juventus has decided to invest in me, and for me, it's a reason for incredible enthusiasm. I will do everything to honour this commitment. I have the opportunity to play with important teammates, the Juventus project is extremely ambitious and I am a part of it. The Champions League? It would be an incredible title and we will work with all our strength to win it."
"I was very well received, not only by my Brazilian teammates, but by all the players, the staff and management. The fans are also making me feel affection and it's all wonderful. I feel almost like home."
"I can play in various positions and in various modules: I'm available and there won't be any kind of problem."