Martin Caceres has brushed off transfer speculation by assuring he “never thought about leaving. I only want Juventus.”
The Uruguayan is in his second spell at the club after a previous loan period, but this time has made more of an impact on the side filling in for the injured Giorgio Chiellini.
“Obviously Chiellini is a very important player for us and means so much to us that we nicknamed him ‘the captain.’ Anyone who wears this jersey has to give his best in every game and that is what we all believe,” Caceres told Sky Sport Italia.
“I play where the Coach wants me to. It doesn’t matter if I’m playing full-back or central defender, the important thing is to do Juventus proud.”
He was asked about whether he considered leaving when he had less playing time in Turin.
“No, I never thought about leaving. I only want Juventus. I am here, I’m very happy and want to always do well for this team. It’s where I want to be.”
Caceres also played in the 3-0 Champions League victory at Celtic Park.
“It is an excellent result, but we must maintain the right concentration in the second leg too. We’ve started a long journey, but are taking each game at a time with the same focus. Naturally, our first objective is clearly to repeat our success in Serie A, but we are thinking about the Champions League too, even if we know it’ll be difficult to reach the end.
“On Saturday we face Roma, who are a great team and will give even more grit and determination after changing their Coach. However, we are playing to win on their home turf.”