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‘At Ajax, I felt invincible, today it’s different’: Matthijs de Ligt

‘At Ajax, I felt invincible, today it’s different’: Matthijs de Ligt admits to struggling after £75m Juventus move

  • Matthijs de Ligt hasn’t had the smoothest of starts to life at Juventus 
  • De Ligt moved from Ajax to the Italian champions for £75million in the summer 
  • But he has struggled to break into the team on a consistent basis so far 

Matthijs de Light has admitted he doesn’t feel ‘invincible’ at Juventus as he did when playing for Ajax.

De Ligt’s £75million move from Holland to Juventus was one of the biggest transfers of the summer.

The 20-year-old was plucked from Ajax after a stellar campaign, but he has struggled to make his mark having made just seven starts combined in Serie A and the Champions League.

Matthijs de Ligt moved from Ajax to Juventus in the summer in a mega deal worth £75million

De Ligt admits he has struggled to find form early on but is beginning to improve in Serie A

De Ligt admits he has struggled to find form early on but is beginning to improve in Serie A

Although he admits he hasn’t had the best start, De Ligt knows he is on the right path. 

DE LIGT JUVE STATS

Serie A appearances: 5

Minutes played: 450

Champions League apps: 2

Minutes played: 180 

‘At Ajax, I felt invincible, today it’s different,’ he told Fox Sports. ‘But I think it’s normal because everything is new for me. I’m progressing and I’m not worried.’

He received criticism particularly after his start for Juventus against Napoli. Juventus won 4-3 but the central defender, who had come in for the injured Giorgio Chiellini, was judged to have been at fault or made a mistake for all three of Napoli’s goals.

The 20-year-old was criticised after his performance in a 4-3 Serie A win over Napoli

The 20-year-old was criticised after his performance in a 4-3 Serie A win over Napoli

De Ligt is keen to move on even if he doesn’t know himself why mistakes have happened.  

He added: ‘I don’t know myself why I’m not playing as well as I’d like. All I can do is continue to work, to do my best and to try to learn from my team-mates.

‘I play and that’s the main thing because, in the end, I’m sure that everything will go well and this season will be positive.’             

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