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Wednesday November 6 2019
Tadic: 'Rocchi destroyed Ajax'

Dusan Tadic has accused Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi of “destroying” Ajax during their 4-4 Champions League draw with Chelsea on Tuesday.

Ajax were 4-1 up when Rocchi sent off Daley Blind and Joel Veltman for two bookable offences.

Chelsea responded by scoring three goals, leaving Tadic in no doubt as to who to blame for his side’s collapse.

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Saturday October 19 2019
MD: 'Milan want Guardiola'

Milan want Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as Coach and Ajax’s Marc Overmars as director of sport for next season, claim Mundo Deportivo.

The Spanish paper suggest owners Elliott Management have become frustrated with the lack of results and succession of tacticians who have come through their gates in recent years.

They believe the only way to truly get Milan back where they belong is with experienced, proven winners at the helm.

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Monday October 14 2019
De Ligt: No longer invincible

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Friday October 11 2019
Van der Sar: De Ligt like Ronaldo

Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar has likened Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt to Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of his desire “to be the best in the world.”

De Ligt has endured a rocky start to his Juve career after being thrown in as cover for the injured Giorgio Chiellini, but Van der Sar has no concerns about the 20-year-old.

“His mentality, that of someone who always tries to improve, makes him want to be the best in the world,” the Bianconeri’s former No 1 told ESPN.

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Tuesday September 24 2019
Pirlo: 'De Jong most like me'

Andrea Pirlo tips Juventus for yet another Scudetto and names the player most likely to follow in his footsteps – Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.

The now retired midfielder spoke to Radio Bianconera about his time in Turin and the many players who have been compared to him ever since.

“When I came to Juve, I did it to open an era of victories. I was absolutely convinced that would happen, otherwise I would’ve gone elsewhere.

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Tuesday September 3 2019
De Ligt: Nothing easy at Juve

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt accepts ‘nothing is easy’ in Italy after being crowned Dutch Footballer of the Year for 2019.

De Ligt captained Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals last season and helped Netherlands reach the Nations League Final, despite only being 19 at the time.

“I’m proud to have won the award for my performances as a 19-year-old, even though I’m now 20,” he told De Telegraaf.

"I know the likes of Cruyff, Koeman, Van Basten and Gullit, but unfortunately I never saw them play live.

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Saturday August 31 2019
De Ligt: 'Juventus perfect teachers'

Matthijs de Ligt described his education at Juventus, both on and off the field, with “perfect teachers” like Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri.

The former Ajax defender expressed disappointment at being on the bench for the win at Parma, but looks like he’ll be pushed into the starting XI for his debut tonight against Napoli, because Giorgio Chiellini is out for possibly six months with a torn ACL.

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BLOG ITALIA
Saturday August 31 2019
Revolution or refinement?

Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall looks at the Juventus changes and wonders if they can overcome a polished Napoli tonight.

Often when one frequents a football match at the stadium, watches it on television, or even writes about it, the process is similar. Normally the research is done, the enthusiasm is plentiful and the conclusions of win, lose or draw are considered.

This game sees a Juventus team in the earliest throes of a revolution against a Napoli team who are now being refined like wine. This article could have been written 8-10 times and could bring up just as many conclusions, it is that hard to judge. Its outcome, and even more so what it means, is even harder to read.

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Wednesday August 28 2019
Szczesny's cunning Champions plan

Wojciech Szczesny describes Maurizio Sarri methods and jokes Juventus can win the Champions League "now Matthijs de Ligt and Cristiano Ronaldo can’t knock us out.”

There is immediately a Scudetto showdown on Saturday when Napoli visit the Juventus Stadium.

“It’s not a problem going up against Napoli straight away, as we have to face everyone twice anyway,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.

“Napoli caused us a lot of problems over the last few years, but we can’t wait to play this game.”

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Sunday August 25 2019
De Ligt: 'Didn't expect Juve bench'

Matthijs de Ligt “didn’t expect” to be benched when Juventus visited Parma. “Naturally I would’ve preferred to play and I didn’t get any clues.”

The 20-year-old completed a transfer worth €85.5m from Ajax this summer, but he watched on from the sidelines at the Stadio Tardini in the 1-0 opening Serie A victory.

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