"If there is one thing to know about Porto, it is that they keep fighting until the very end. They never give you an easy game, especially at the Estadio do Dragao. This is a side with excellent individuals who never give up."
"I still have lots of friends out there and I honestly hope they win the Portuguese title this season. I learnt how to adapt my Brazilian style and play the game the European way with Porto. It'll be a real pleasure going back and seeing some familiar faces but once the first whistle blows, my focus will be entirely on earning a crucially important win for Juventus."
From Brazil to Bianconeri
"Every little kid in Brazil is born with the ball at their feet. When I started out with Paranaense I played as I do now down the left side but also at times in central midfield. I actually scored my first goal in a black and white jersey, but not for Juventus! I remember it well, a long-range screamer for Santos in 2010. Maybe it was fate that I would then go on to play for Juve."
"Coming here was a huge moment in my career. I've added something to my game at every club I've played for and that is no different here in Turin."
"We've been training hard to be ready for Wednesday night. Both myself and this team go into every match and every competition with the belief that we can win."