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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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Wednesday January 15 2020
Paratici: 'Juve don't need defenders'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici assures they “don’t need” any replacements for injured Merih Demiral, as Giorgio Chiellini will be back soon.

Turkey international Demiral had made a strong impact recently, pushing Matthijs de Ligt on to the bench for six games in a row, even scoring his first goal in the 2-1 win at Roma.

However, he suffered a serious knee injury during that game and has been ruled out for six-seven months following ACL and meniscus surgery.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Sarri: 'It's normal to argue'

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said “it’s normal to argue” and insists “everything seems normal” between him and Paulo Dybala ahead of the match against Udinese.

The Argentine was not happy when he was substituted against Roma last weekend, but Sarri has denied they are on bad terms and has claimed “it’s normal to argue”.

Ahead of the Coppa Italia game against the Friuli, the Old Lady coach had to calm down the rumours about unrest.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Demiral out for 6 to 7 months

Juventus have confirmed that Merih Demiral is out for the next six to seven months after a successful surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament.

The Old Lady reports on their official website that the Turkey international’s intervention at the Hochrum clinic in Innsbruck was perfectly successful.

The statement claims that Demiral “underwent reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and suture of the lateral meniscus of the left knee”.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Paratici: 'Rugani underrated'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici assures there will be no reinforcements in January, while excluding Daniele Rugani’s sale. “He is underrated.”

The Bianconeri visit Roma this evening at 19.45 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

Merih Demiral is again in the starting XI rather than Matthijs de Ligt, but Paratici explains it calmly.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Sarri: 'Fonseca's Roma dangerous'

Maurizio Sarri is impressed with Paulo Fonseca’s Roma and describes what makes them “very dangerous” when attacking Juventus.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“It’s going to be a difficult game and we need to be more consistent over the course of 90 minutes, so I want us to build on the good work seen against Cagliari,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Saturday December 28 2019
Van der Sar: 'Zlatan good for Milan'

Ajax director Edwin Van der Sar believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic can bring Milan back to the top of Serie A and is "not worried about Matthijs de Ligt at Juventus.”

The former Juve stopper was at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai and was asked about Ibra's return to Milan on a six-month contract with option to extend for another season.

“For Zlatan it’s a unique opportunity to play and score many goals in the last few seasons of his career.

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Friday December 27 2019
De Ligt: 'Proud to be at Juve'

Matthijs de Ligt has revealed he wants “to stay” at Juventus “for a long time” and said he’s “proud to wear the shirt”.

The Dutch defender has played 17 games since his move from Ajax and was put under pressure to perform from the off when Giorgio Chiellini injured himself in the first game of the season.

Since then, the 20-year-old has received both criticism and praise for his performances with the Old Lady and he has admitted it’s “a big challenge”.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Sarri: 'Demiral bursting with energy'

Maurizio Sarri explained his choices as Juventus beat Sampdoria 2-1, including the all-attack trident and Merih Demiral. “He’s bursting with energy.”

The Bianconeri secured their status as at the very least joint Serie A leaders over Christmas with a 2-1 victory away to Sampdoria.

Paulo Dybala’s volley and a soaring Cristiano Ronaldo header proved the difference, while Gianluca Caprari had temporarily equalised.

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