Saturday July 23 2011
Vidal: 'I had no Juventus doubts'

Arturo Vidal has given his first Press conference as a Juventus player. “Many teams wanted me, but I had no doubts as soon as Juve called.”

The Chilean international made the move from Bayer Leverkusen yesterday for €10.5m plus performance-related bonuses.

“I am here to help Juve get back where they belong,” he declared in today's meeting with the media.

“Many teams wanted me, but I had no doubts as soon as Juve called. I want the fans to know I am a warrior, which is what many people use as my nickname.

“I'll give my all to make Coach Antonio Conte happy. I'm so fired up and ready for anything.”

Vidal is the first Chilean to wear the Bianconeri jersey since Marcelo Salas a decade ago.

“In Chile everyone knows Juventus for their players like Gigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo and Alessandro Del Piero. They also fondly recall Salas in the Bianconeri shirt.

“Pirlo is world class and it is marvellous that I'll be able to play alongside him.”

Vidal is only 24, but the midfielder already notched up international experience and had been very close to Bayern Munich, Roma and Napoli.

“My mother and all of my family help me to remain humble and concentrated on my work,” he added.

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