19 August 2021
"The team is doing well, we did what the coach asked of us: to push for the full 45 minutes on the pitch. This also serves us to find the best physical conditions for the game that awaits us on Sunday. A new season has begun, there is a new coaching staff, but basically we have the same players as last year and we want to do even better than what we already did, bringing Juve back to winning the Scudetto.
THE NUMBER 6
"I chose the number 6 shirt because it has a great history here at Juventus and represents work and the capacity to know how to suffer, and these, in my opinion, are the most beautiful characteristics of the club. Of course the number 6 can belong to a central defender, a full-back or even a midfielder, a little bit what I did last year and I expect to do again this year.
THOUGHTS ON ALLEGRI
"Coach Allegri asks us for a lot of intensity, he asks us to move the ball quickly and when we lose it, to win it back immediately. I feel the affection of the Juventus fans and I'm delighted to be here at the right moment of my career. I am physically and mentally in good shape, so I can help the team."