TURIN – There is the de Ligt case at Juventus . The Dutch defender, paid over € 80 million last summer, is on his fifth consecutive bench. Maurizio Sarri continues to prefer Merih Demiral to him. The last of de Ligt to start against Lazio at the Olympic stadium on 7 December (3-1 for the biancocelesti). Since then the highest paid defender in Juve's history has disappeared from the radar.
"I am the first to be convinced that he will become one of the strongest defenders in the world," said Sarri after the game. He made a devastating journey because he had to learn a new culture, a new way of playing, a new language. At this moment Demiral is energizing, he is in great physical and mental health. It seems right to me to exploit the players in relation to the moment they have ”.
“You have to put yourself in the shoes of a 19 year old boy who in a few months has to play 23 games, learn a new language, a new way of training, playing and living. So I imagine the expenditure of physical and mental energies that has had in recent months: it has made good growth, then it has become a bit tarnished also because of some ailment it has had in recent times ".
Source: SKY SPORT.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano