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Sunday March 22 2020
De Ligt 'in love with Turin'

Matthijs de Ligt and his girlfriend AnneKee “are in love with Turin and Italy,” said the Juventus defender would gladly stay “for five or 10 years.”

The Dutch international has been in lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, as three teammates – Daniele Rugani, Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala – tested positive.

“Matthijs tested negative, so consequently AnneKee has not needed any test,” her father Keye Molenaar told Tuttosport.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
De Ligt: 'I'm at Juventus to learn'

Matthijs de Ligt described the difficulties settling in at Juventus, accepting he was there to learn from Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. "They know what it's all about."

The 20-year-old made the transfer from Ajax over the summer for €85m and was forced to step in earlier than expected after Giorgio Chiellini tore his anterior cruciate ligament in August.

“There are more eyes on you and people expect a great deal, all of which is new compared to my time at Ajax,” De Ligt told Dutch site Ziggo Sport.

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Tuesday March 3 2020
Van Gaal: 'De Jong should be at Juventus'

Louis van Gaal believes Barcelona and Juventus bought the wrong Ajax players this summer. “Frenkie de Jong should’ve gone to Juventus, while Barca lack a Matthijs de Ligt type.”

The pair hit the headlines when taking Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals and earned massive transfers.

De Jong moved to Barcelona for €75m, with defender De Ligt heading to Juve for €85m.

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Thursday February 27 2020
Juve 'don't need Ramsey and Rabiot'

Pundit Vincenzo D’Amico maintains Juventus should’ve saved the Matthijs de Ligt money and spent it on midfielders. “They don’t need Aaron Ramsey or Adrien Rabiot.”

After Emre Can departed for Borussia Dortmund, another paid of Bianconeri free agents have been blamed for failing to make an impact in Turin.

“Rabiot and Ramsey are players they simply did not need,” former player and current TV pundit D’Amico told TMW Radio.

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Tuesday February 25 2020
Bonucci: 'Juve are favourites'

Leonardo Bonucci admitted that Juventus are "favourites” against Olympique Lyonnais and has claimed the competition in Serie A will spur them on in Europe.

The Bianconeri are currently preparing for their first leg in the round of 16 in the Champions League and Bonucci has asked his team to bring back some goals from the first leg at the Groupama Stadium.

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Monday February 24 2020
De Ligt: 'I used to be a playmaker!'

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt reveals he wasn’t always a defender. “Up to the age of 15 I played as a playmaker.”

The Dutchman gave an interview to UEFA’s official website, and touched upon an array of topics about his career so far.

De Ligt’s biggest reveal was that he wasn’t always a defender.

“Up to the age of 15 I played as a playmaker. I played a lot in midfield, scored a few goals and made some assists,” De Ligt told the website.

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Wednesday February 5 2020
Raiola: 'De Ligt is a Rembrandt'

Agent Mino Raiola has compared Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt to a Rembrandt, while Paul Pogba is “a Basquiat painting.”

The representative is not new to these artistic flourishes when describing the players under his tutelage and spoke to Belgian site Sport Voetbal Magazine about his current clients.

“Paul Pogba is like a Basquiat painting. Jean-Michel Basquiat was an expressive artist, a little rebellious, just like Paul,” said Raiola.

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Sunday January 26 2020
Bonucci: 'Valuable lesson for Juventus'

Leonardo Bonucci hopes the defeat to Napoli will “serve as a valuable lesson” for Juventus and revealed why the second goal was a risk of zonal marking.

Piotr Zielinski and Lorenzo Insigne scored the goals, before a late Cristiano Ronaldo consolation at the Stadio San Paolo.

“Napoli gave more than 100 per cent, they were so determined on every ball and every knockdown. We gave 99 per cent and paid the price for that,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday January 21 2020
De Ligt: 'I would be angry too'

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has revealed he understands the fans have been “angry” but claimed he will focus on “working to improve myself”.

The 20-year-old has come under a lot of pressure after his €85m move from Ajax to Juventus last summer and after starting the season as Leonardo Bonucci’s partner, he was replaced by an impressive Merih Demiral at the end of 2019.

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Monday January 20 2020
De Ligt: 'Play more with my head'

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt says Giorgio Chiellini is advising him to ''play with his head'' and that he needs to curb his ‘impulsiveness’.

De Ligt recently found himself out of the Juve side, with speculation suggesting that he was dropped due to a period of bad form.

However he’s returned to the side in the wake of Merih Demiral’s season-ending injury against Roma.

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