SARRI IS STILL CALM
The message of Sarri about the present and the future of Matthijs of Ligt
Published:14/09/2019 - 11:20h
Updated:14/09/2019 - 11:20h
Matthijs de Ligt has been very criticised for his first matches with Juventus, but Maurizio Sarri is convinced that he will triumph. The italian pointed that now he has to work to adapt to a new environment, but that in the future he will shine much more
The market of signings of the summer 2019 confirmed the change of airs of several stars, and one of them was Matthijs of Ligt. The already ex captain of the Ajax valued the proposals of some of the most powerful groups of Europe and finally decanted by the Juventus, giving a jump in his career that has done him wobble in his first months in Italy. In spite of the criticisms, the Dutch feels firmly backed.
The starts of the new adventure of the youngster are not being pleasant, because it has moved away of his best version. The adaptation is not being simple and this has noticed on the terrain of game, where his usual reliability has left step to some doubts aggravated by the cost of the operation, that elevated until 85 million euros for the 'vecchia signora' and planted him like one of the most expensive defenders of the history.
The last in defending to the central has been his trainer, Maurizio Sarri, that does not doubt of his promising future. The preparador Italian has remembered that the one of Leiderdorp hardly has 20 years and that is not easy the change that has lived, taking into account the differences between the Eredivisie that conquered does some months and a Series To in which it dominates a style of game radically distinct.
In his last press conference, the napolitano has removed importance to the suplencias recent of the Dutch, has justified that in the present his aim was to work in his consolidation and has taken his training like a personal subject: "I Have to do that Of Ligt adapt what before to the Italian football, is a future upper player. It is very young and has played up to now a type of football entirely different".
"It is normal that was struggling a bit at the beginning. Maybe it make a mistake me, but even Platini had problems in his first four months in the Juventus, is normal that Of Ligt have them", has insisted, doing quotation to a legend of the group piamontés. "Said this, Of Ligt has to improve and adapt to our football, that is entirely different to the Dutch. At the same time, I am safe that in some months will be able to express to important levels", has resolved.
Koeman Also keeps his confidence in Of Ligt
Although the press has turned into an important opponent, to the technicians does not shiver them the hand with Of Ligt, and does some weeks was Ronald Koeman the one who also defended him. The seleccionador Dutch warned that it would keep him like titling in the meetings of classification for the Eurocopa 2020, and put his beginnings in the FC Barcelona like example that the important are not the first steps, but have quality, mentality and confidence to settle in a big.