Locatelli Praises ‘Unique’ Juventus Mentality After Slow Season Start

Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli has integrated extremely well in the ranks of Massimiliano Allegri ever since arriving on loan from Sassuolo at the start of the season. He believes the team has bettered with every passing match even after having some initial difficulties.

The Bianconeri slumped to a disappointing start to Serie A, with just one victory from opening five matches before going on to pick themselves up.

The former Neroverdi center-half spoke to the press before the match against Villarreal and shared his feelings on the team’s development so far.

“We have made great steps forward as a group, we are very well together and we have united a lot. We had some initial difficulties, but now there is a different air and we have grown a lot and we are very happy with that. I was struck by the mentality of this company. It’s something that gets inside you the moment you arrive at Juventus, it’s a unique mentality,” he commented. (via TUTTOmercatoweb)

Villarreal visit Turin for the 2nd leg in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash on Wednesday evening, with the tie in a 1-1 balance.

The EURO 2020 winner has 5 assists and 3 goal sin 38 appearances for the La Vecchia Signora this campaign.