Douglas Costa speaks to the media for the first time in his official unveiling as a Juventus player.
“I have admired Juventus from afar for a few years now and I jumped at the opportunity to join as soon as I heard of their interest. Arturo (Vidal) and Alex Sandro both told me about the passion and adoration of the supporters. I hope, in time, I can become one of their favourite players. This is the perfect club for me at the perfect moment. This project has enormous potential and I am excited to play a part in that. With the World Cup next summer too, this was the ideal chance for me and I can’t wait to get started. This is a critical period in Juve’s history. They have reached two finals in the past three years and I am delighted to be here with the ambition of taking this already great team to the next level.”
ADAPTING TO ITALY
“Serie A TIM is a very strong and competitive competition. I’m looking forward to testing myself here. I like to dribble and use my pace but this is a physical league so I hope I can adapt my game as best I can. I want to thank Bayern Munich and Carlo Ancelotti for our time together but now I am fully focused on doing big things with Juventus.”
A WARM WELCOME
“I received a very warm welcome from the squad when I arrived. Naturally, I will need time to settle in but the words of support from my team-mates and from the coach have already made a significant impression on me. This is a group that is accustomed to winning and I hope to contribute to that.”
READY FOR WHICHEVER ROLE
"I played on the right in Ukraine with Shakhtar and down the left with Bayern, so I am happy filling either position. The decision is not up to me and the coach will judge my attributes and qualities and deploy me in the role that he sees best. We haven’t had time to talk about tactics yet given the speed of the completion of the transfer. Either way, I am looking to deliver my best performances whenever and wherever I play.”