Juventus Catch Stray Bullets from Two Former Players

Matthijs De Ligt and Denis Zakaria commented on their summer departures from Juventus while spending time with their respective national teams. They were less than complimentary towards their former team.

The Dutchman, who already jibed the Bianconeri in the past, underlined the gap with Bayern Munich (via Sky).

“Joining this team was a leap in quality for me. It always has the ambitious of winning the Champions League, while such drive wasn’t as strong in Turin. It was different when I first joined, then they started to renovate the roster. It was the time for a change. I had a lot of fun with the Old Lady, but the philosophy of the Bavarians is more similar to Netherlands.”

Like De Ligt, Zakaria also criticized the playing style of Juventus.

“I think I will be more comfortable in England. Maybe their tactic didn’t suit me, as they were too low on the pitch and I didn’t have much room. I need it to run. That’s why I could fare better in the Premier League.”

The Swiss talisman joined Chelsea in a quickfire transfer on deadline day, reportedly because he believed he wouldn’t see consistent playing time with the Bianconeri. Though, he said he had no issues with the coach.

“I can state for certain that he’s a good person, on top of being a gaffer that has obtained great results. However, I didn’t talk a lot with him. Considering the potential of their squad, Juventus should be doing much better. They should win every game three-nil.”

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