Cristiano Of Ligt, ex mates in the Juventus

HIS ADAPTATION WAS DIFFICULT

De Ligt remembers his experience with Cristiano: "Perhaps I was very respectful"

Published:4/04/2022 - 15:55h

Updated:4/04/2022 - 15:55h

Matthijs De Ligt has shared part of his experience after his arrival in Italian football. For the Dutchman it was an important change, both in the level of demand and in the squad that he made up with big stars

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The arrival of Matthijs Of Ligt to the Juventus from the Ajax of Ámsterdam in return of 70 million euros was not exenta of problems. The Dutch landed in Italy being very young, by what was very slope up do with a fixed square in the XI, taking in account the big names with which explained the staff of the team 'bianconero' for the summer of 2019.

In his opinion, it could have had an excess of respect to some of his mates, between them, 'CR7': "At the beginning it was difficult because I am a very respectful boy. Maybe even I was too respectful with them, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Buffon. It is necessary to understand that all are part of the same team. Afterwards you turn you into colleagues or even good friends".

Keep join become friends with the rest of members of the staff has not been something new for Of Ligt, the one who kept good relations with other footballers, like Frenkie Of Jong. Both were part of one of the best seasons of the Ajax in the last years, the 2018-19. For then they finished reaching the semifinals of the Champions, where fell sorpresivamente in front of the Tottenham Hotspur.

His big performance cost him the contracting by part of the 'Vecchia Signora', that disbursed an important sum of money by his services. Of Ligt also has warned some differences between the fans of the Low Countries and the reality that lives in Italy: "Here all the parties are difficult. In the Ajax, when we win him a party to the fifteenth of the classification by less than 2-0, the fans was disappointed".

The Calcium, more competitive for Of Ligt

In his opinion, the followers of the Ajax were even more demanding that the juventinos, but understands that it is due to to be in a competition of an upper level: "The first year here surprised me that when we win 1-0 with the last, were happy. I said that yes, we win, but we had to mark more goals. But no, they were happy because the level of the teams of low rank is greater". Of Ligt keeps on being one of the pieces wished by the FC Barcelona, but from Turín do not go down of the 85 million euros by his traspaso.

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