Saturday February 1 2014
Osvaldo: 'Juve are devastating'

Dani Osvaldo believes he has joined a “devastating” Juventus side and promised to “bring plenty of excitement.”

The Italy international arrived in Turin yesterday to complete the loan from Southampton, which includes an option to buy at the end of the season for €19m.

He spoke to JTV and was asked what it felt like to have faced Juve as an opponent only to now be wearing their jersey.

“They were devastating! I found it a really tough experience. I hope I can now enjoy being on the other side!” laughed the former Roma hitman.

Is taking on the Giallorossi for the title adding further motivation to his game?

“Perhaps, but as I said before, I want to enjoy this personal moment. It’s an honour and a dream to be here at Juve.

“Both myself and the team will focus solely on doing things well and the rest doesn’t matter.”

Osvaldo will still find competition for playing time, as Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella rejected transfers on deadline day.

Fernando Llorente commented he had been impressed by Osvaldo when they faced each other in Spain.

“Yes, we know each other. Fernando is a great guy and an exceptional player. It was nice to hear his words.

“I already know most of the lads here and that’s something that will certainly help me a great deal.”

His message to the Juventus fans was this: “I hope to bring you plenty of excitement!”

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