Juventus’ newest defensive addition, Tiago Djaló, addressed the media in a press conference, expressing his enthusiasm for the new chapter in his career. The Portuguese talent, acquired from LOSC Lille, is set to embark on this exciting journey with the Bianconeri, eager to contribute to their storied history.
Introduction to Juventus:
Tiago Djaló, born in the year 2000, introduced himself as the latest face in the Bianconeri defense during a press conference held at the Allianz Stadium. The promising defender conveyed his delight at joining a team of considerable strength and quality. Djaló expressed eagerness to learn under the guidance of coach Massimiliano Allegri and affirmed his dream of wearing the iconic Juventus jersey.
Words from Tiago Djaló:
“I am very happy to have arrived here; the team is strong and has quality. Mister Allegri can teach me a lot. I haven’t been here for long, but I already feel good. I dreamed of wearing this jersey; it is a club with a lot of history, and I can’t wait to give my all. I had no doubts at the moment of signing.”
Approaching Italian Football and Physical Condition:
Discussing the transition from French to Italian football, Djaló acknowledged the tactical nuances of Serie A, describing it as a league of great quality. Undeterred by the differences, he expressed a keenness to learn and adapt. Addressing physical concerns, he assured that his knee is recovering well, and decisions regarding his participation will be made in consultation with Mister Allegri.
“I have trained with the group already yesterday and this morning; the knee is recovering well. We will decide together with Mister what to do. I am calm and relaxed; I came here to play my chances and make myself available to the coach. I know I have the characteristics to contribute; it will only be a matter of opportunities.”
Comparisons and Roles:
Responding to comparisons with fellow defender Tomori, Djaló highlighted subtle differences in their playing styles. He personally draws inspiration from the versatile Lilian Thuram, expressing a desire to play both on the right and left sides.
Welcoming Atmosphere and Facing Strong Opponents:
Djaló shared insights into the warm welcome he received from the team, mentioning conversations with fellow players such as Weah, who expressed his delight at Djaló joining Juventus. The young defender emphasized his readiness to face any opponent, including formidable strikers like Osimhen, showcasing his eagerness to compete in Serie A.
“I spoke with Weah; he called me in these days and is very happy to have me here. I am ready to face any attacker, including Osimhen. In Serie A, there are very talented players, and I want to measure myself against them.”
Jersey Number Choice:
Having previously worn the number 3 at Lille, Djaló opted for the number 33 at Juventus, aligning with the theme and showcasing his adaptability.
As Tiago Djaló embraces his new adventure with Juventus, fans eagerly await his contributions on the field, anticipating the promising defender to leave a lasting impact on the Bianconeri’s defensive lineup.