New Juventus midfielder Tomas Rincon described his Bianconeri move as a dream come true as he was unveiled at a press conference at Juventus Stadium on Tuesday.
“This is a dream come true,” began the Venezuelan, who joins from Genoa. “I want to thank Juventus for the confidence they’ve shown in me. Everything happened very quickly but when I heard the club’s name there was no doubt in my mind – they play to win here and that’s what I work for every day.
“I’m trying to adapt as quickly as possible because the league resumes in a few days. I’m going to put everything into this – it’s an honour to be here and I’ll be happy to help wherever the team needs me. I’ll give 100%, work hard and concentrate on winning.”
First impressions as a Bianconero
“It’s been a fantastic start – everyone has been very welcoming. We’ve just been getting back into it after the holidays but over the past few days we’ve done some tests and personalised training. I’ve already been able to see that Juve is a proper family – there are lots of fantastic players here and the captain is the best goalkeeper in the world.
“Everyone has gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable. There are lots of South Americans here and I knew [Stefano] Sturaro and [Rolando] Mandragora from my time at Genoa, so I’m sure it won’t be difficult to get settled in.”
Why number 28?
“I’ve always liked the No.8 shirt, but obviously that one belongs to [Claudio] Marchisio here, so I went for the No.28 because that’s my current age. I know I’m going to be 29 soon, but I like the number anyway so decided to take it.”