New Juventus signing has insisted that Dejan Kulusevski ‘did not think twice’ about moving to Turin and revealed his admiration for Maurizio Sarri.
The 19-year-old has started every match for Parma this season and will see his loan agreement out until May, despite returning to parent club Atalanta to sign for the Old Lady for £30m.
With 11 goal contributions in 17 matches in Serie A, the Swede has enjoyed a brilliant start to his 2019/20 season; something which has been duly recognised by Juve.
Speaking to JTV (via Football Italia), Kulusevski said: “I am very happy, 2020 couldn’t have started any better.
“It’s an important day for me, my friends, my family and for everyone who has worked with me.
“I play only to win. So if I think it’s better to shoot, I will shoot. However, if I see a teammate who is in a better position than me to score, I will pass, because the goals and assists don’t count: only a victory matters.”
Sarri, who took charge in Turin over the summer has been a role model for Kulesevski. The young prodigy has likened his playing style to that of the Juventus boss’, and is keen to get started, given his versatility displayed during his spell at Parma.
He continued: “Sarri did a fantastic job at Napoli and at Chelsea. I studied his style of play and I like it a lot, because the ball moves quickly, always with two touches at most and everyone helps each other. I want to improve and I think he will make me improve a great deal here.
“From the beginning my role was a trequartista. I had a few different coaches with Atalanta and Parma, so I changed and took a few roles. I can be a winger, last season I was a mezzala, so I can play wherever the coach wants, but I see myself as a trequartista behind the strikers.”