Matthijs de Ligt in a match with Juventus


Gullit: It is a difficult transition and De Ligt will make mistakes

Published:24/08/2019 - 20:03h

Updated:24/08/2019 - 20:03h

De Ligt decided to leave for Juventus in Turin this summer. The Dutchman faces his first adventure outside the Netherlands and is having difficulty adapting. Gullit, a mythical former Dutch player, thinks his countryman will have difficulties

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Matthijs Of Ligt has been one of the big incorporations of the summer. The Juventus of Turín won him the game to the FC Barcelona, to Paris Saint-Germain or to the Bayern of Munich and carried to the perla Dutch of the Ajax. The central was the past season one of the best defences of the Champions League and is to his 19 years one of the defenders called to dominate Europe.

The 'Vecchia Signora' paid 75 million euros by him so that it play at the side of Bonucci or Chiellini, or even with the two in a line of three. It seemed a safe signing after seeing his performance in the Ajax, but andl change of League is noticing and the central does not finish to adapt to the Series To. Ruud Gullit, ex of the Milan and one of the best Dutch of the history, gave his opinion on this.

The ex footballer thinks that to the ex 'ajacied' goes him to cost adapt to the Calcium and that before doing it goes to fail in a lot of occasions. "For a Dutch defender, accustomed to play this football, is a difficult transition. Of Ligt will commit errors, but with his qualities, his charisma and his personality, will be well in the Juventus", aimed.

Gullit Deepened more in this and gave him several councils to his compatriot so that it can adapt what before to his new team and to the rhythm of the Italian league. "The Series To keep on being difficult for a defender because a lot of forwards do not need more than a small hole or the lower opportunity to annotate. Of Ligt will have to concentrate a bit more in defending and be alert of a different form to the one of the Ajax", affirmed.

The mythical ex Dutch footballer insisted in this and was very conclusive: Of Ligt will fail without place to doubts before learning to defend in Italy. "In Italy the football is a sport of moments more than in any another place of Europe and Of Ligt will confront quickly to this. For him, like defender, is important not fitting goals. More even that occupy of the accumulation or happen of the centre of the field. In what his direct opponent, the forward, do not annotate, will play of seven. Mark to his man, afterwards there will be a dispute and he will fail. It will not matter the very that play", explained.

Of Ligt was near of the Barça

The international 'orange' was during several months the big aim of the FC Barcelona. The captain of the Ajax was near to turn into Barcelona and a lot of means aimed that the agreement was practically a fact. But all this finished remaining in at all when Mino Raiola imposed his law and asked much more money of the that the Barça could offer. The Juve yes put this money on the table and the rest already is history.

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