Monday July 17 2017
Costa hails ‘perfect’ Serie A

Juventus new boy Douglas Costa has hailed Serie A as “a strong and perfect League” but admits “I don’t like physical contact very much”.

Costa was officially unveiled as a Juve player on Monday, with the former Bayern Munich winger given the Bianconeri’s No 11 jersey.

“Juve are a very big team and I’ve always liked watching them play,” he began.

“Their game is of the highest level and I immediately took the chance of playing here.

“Did I watch the Champions League Final? The Final was a tough match, but I’ve come here to help the team and I think I can. They were unlucky, and luck is needed in a Final.

“What I like and don’t like about Serie A? It’s a strong League, perfect even.

“I’m very quick and I hope to fit in quickly. I don’t like physical contact very much, but I’ll adapt.

“Did I speak to Vidal or Alex Sandro? Arturo’s a great friend of mine, he told me that Juve were a great club with lots of fans, who would love me.

“I’ve talked to Allegri, who spoke to me before I signed my contract. He welcomed me, as have the whole team.

“It’ll take a while for me to develop an affinity with everyone and the environment here, but I’ve already been given some advice and I hope to come in handy right away.

“My position? I’ve played on the right, although at Bayern I played on the left.

“I don’t choose where to play, I’ll play wherever I’m asked to. Everything happened very quickly and I’ll give my best wherever I play.”

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