Despite a rough start, Matthijs de Ligt reported to the Dutch national team as a self-confident Juventus player. The defender is not worried.
De Ligt, which was taken over from Ajax, had an unfortunate debut in the top match against Napoli on Saturday and did not look good at the counter goals. In the preparation for the new season, he was not completely convinced either.
"The self-confidence is going well. I made my debut, I am happy with that. It is not that I now have less self-confidence," De Ligt told FOX Sports on Monday in Zeist.
"It is always difficult when you make a switch. You go to another country with a different culture and different teammates. It takes getting used to everyone, but I notice that it already feels much more natural than at the beginning, so that's fine "
The defender is pleased that he can report to the Orange after a hectic period. "It is nice to discuss experiences with each other and it is nice to talk Dutch again, that is a while ago."
"Journalists can write what they want"
According to twenty-year-old De Ligt, the tactical differences between Ajax and Juventus are not too bad. "In terms of playing style, there are many similarities. In addition, there are all experienced top players who can help me," said the international.
He is not worried about what the media write about his first weeks at Juventus. The Italian top club is said to want to get another defender on the final day of the transfer market.
"I think the same as what I've been thinking for the past year and a half: journalists can write what they want. Everything is magnified and seen as news, so I'm not worried about it."
The Netherlands will face Germany in Hamburg on Friday in the European Championship qualification. Three days later, matches are played in and against Estonia.