Friday July 13 2012
Juventus move surprised Asamoah

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.”