Monday July 15 2013
New Juve trio delight Asamoah

Kwadwo Asamoah is confident for the season ahead after Juventus brought in three big-name players this summer.

The Old Lady, winners of the last two Scudetti, have looked to strengthen by netting strikers Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and defender Angelo Ogbonna.

“We’ve brought in three excellent signings and if we work well together, without ever giving in, we’ll be able to enjoy a good season,” the 25-year-old noted.

“We’ll give our all to do well in both Serie A and the Champions League, without forgetting our first target, the Italian Super Cup [against Lazio on August 18].

“We’re working hard in pre-season and it’s inevitable you’ll feel an element of fatigue, but we knew that already after last year. After all, this is precisely where our strength comes from – the hard work we put in during training.”

Asked specifically about Italian international Ogbonna following his move from Torino, the former Udinese man was full of praise.

“I already knew Ogbonna and saw many of his games last season. He’s a fine player, he’s not just good as a defender, but also intelligent with the ball at his feet.”

Asamoah was used as a left wing-back last season, but he’s unconcerned by his positioning in the new campaign.

“Where I play is decided by the Coach. I’m ready to play in any position – even in attack! I’ll do what he says. I can play in the middle or on the flank in midfield. It makes no difference to me.”

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