Matthijs de Ligt, during a match of pre-season with Juventus


The Italian press charges against De Ligt for the defensive fragility of Juventus

Published:12/08/2019 - 19:41h

Updated:12/08/2019 - 19:41h

The beginnings of De Ligt in Juventus are not being as simple as expected. The player is struggling to adapt and the Italian press has criticized him for the defensive fragility of Juventus in this preseason

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The one of Matthijs of Ligt​ was one of the big serials of this market of signings of summer. The Dutch was on everyone's lips even before finishing the season and related him with FC Barcelona, Juventus, where finally finish, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern of Munich.

The Italians carried the cat to the water after negotiating with Mino Raiola and arrive to a very beneficial agreement for the footballer and his representative. The 'Vecchia Signora' offered him quite more money that the Barça, that was the another favourite to do with him, and finally incorporated him to his rows by more than 70 million euros.

The international 'orange' already has debuted with the Juve in pre-season and, for the moment, is not giving the level that expected . After a last extraordinary campaign in the rows of the Ajax, the expectations around him were very high and this is influencing in his first steps like bianconero.

The Italian press is not satisfied with the performance that has given in the preparation and is criticising him his fault of aggressiveness in defence and his slowness in spaces reduced. The Juve has received nine so many in five parties and in Italy blame to the Dutch of the defensive fragility of the ones of Maurizio Sarri.

Of Ligt has to adapt to the Juve

Although Joao Félix in the Athletic have showed that the period of adaptation sometimes does not exist, is true that the majority of young footballers need a true time to understand the philosophy and the rhythm of his new team. In the case of Of Ligt, with alone 19 years is normal that still find something descolocado and was not compenetrado with the rest of his mates.

In Italy and in the Juve is likely that this fault of forcefulness that says that has go to less, since it always has been the competition in which better defends of the world. Chiellini And Bonucci, besides, are two of the best head offices of the last decade, with what Of Ligt will have a good mirror in where look and learn.

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