Kwadwo Asamoah has conceded that he never expected the opportunity to play for Italian giants Juventus.
The midfielder has joined the Old Lady this summer after a co-ownership agreement was reached with Udinese.
“I thank God because I never thought it possible that I would be here today,” the 23-year-old stated on Friday afternoon.
“This is an important step for me. I’m in a top team and I’ll do all that I can to give a helping hand to my teammates.
“I was very happy at Udinese. After a difficult first season there where I struggled, I was able to settle and become a key player. Now though, being at Juventus, I have to do even more.”
Asamoah has been brought in to strengthen a midfield which already contains the likes of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo.
“Vidal is really strong,” the Ghanaian international stated. “I saw a lot of games last season and I always liked him.
“As for Pirlo, he has a great career behind him and he has always played at the highest levels.”
Given that the club can also boast the talent of Claudio Marchisio, there is a suspicion that Asamoah will have to fight for a chance in the line-up.
“Football is not about just one player, but a team of 11 players,” he explained. “There will be no problem even if I have to start on the bench. As I’ve said before, I’m here to help the team.
“I was happy at Udinese, but when I got an offer from Juventus – the Italian champions and one of the most important clubs in the world – then I immediately accepted.”