- Title: New Juventus signing Mattia De Sciglio joins team for Barcelona friendly
- Date: 22nd July 2017
- Summary: HARRISON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES (JULY 21, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE RED BULL ARENA - JUVENTUS SQUAD ON FIELD TRAINING GOALKEEPER GIANLUIGI BUFFON TRAINING WITH OTHER GOALKEEPERS TEAM TRAINING DEFENDER GIORGIO CHIELLINI TRAINING DEFENDER ANDREA BARZAGLI TRAINING JUVENTUS MANAGER MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI (MIDDLE RIGHT) AND NEW SIGNING MATTIA DE SCIGLIO SITTING DOWN (MIDDLE LEFT) AT NEWS CONFERENCE WITH TEAM OFFICIALS (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JUVENTUS MANAGER MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI SAYING: "I feel comfortable with a defense of four defenders, we have a solid squad, if there is a possibility with the market to strengthen our club, fantastic, if not, then we're good the way we are." GOALKEEPERS TRAINING NEW SIGNING MATTIA DE SCIGLIO AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) MATTIA DE SCIGLIO SAYING: "It was very important to have (Allegri) here because he gave me my first opportunity in my first year professionally and so to have the confidence in returning to a coach who knows my qualities was very important. With my difficulties with (AC) Milan with some of my injuries that I suffered through and some of the physical ailments that I suffered but we worked through them and I'm happy to now measure up my fitness and my abilities here with Juventus." JUVENTUS TRAINING (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) MATTIA DE SCIGLIO AFTER BEING ASKED ABOUT MATCH WITH BARCELONA AND ALSO THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AC MILAN AND JUVENTUS, SAYING: "You never take these matches (match with Barcelona) lightly, they're never a friendly match, you have to come to the pitch with a very competitive spirit, with a spirit of putting forward your best foot and playing well, these are games that gauge the team's fitness and preparation. I have just entered this club so I'm still learning a little bit, my first impression is that the Juventus of today reminds me very much of the Milan of ten years ago, very organized, compact, and serious club." DE SCIGLIO HOLDING UP HIS NEW JUVENTUS JERSEY WIDE OF INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP SIGN AND JUVENTUS TRAINING
- Embargoed: 5th August 2017 03:01
- Keywords: Juventus Barcelona ICC soccer International Champions Cup Mattia De Sciglio Massimiliano Allegri
- Location: HARRISON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES
- City: HARRISON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QNWSOV
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- Story Text: New signing Mattia De Sciglio joined Juventus for training in the U.S. Friday (July 21) ahead of their weekend friendly with Barcelona as the teams prepare for the upcoming season.
De Sciglio, who spent his first four years in Serie A with AC Milan and manager Massimilano Allegri, was pleased to reunited with his former coach at Juventus.
"It was very important to have him here because he gave me my first opportunity in my first year professionally," De Sciglio said of Allegri at a news conference.
Juventus and Barcelona spent Friday training at Red Bull Arena just outside of New York City but will play their International Champions Cup match Saturday (July 22) at the bigger MetLife Stadium.
The game will be the first time the two sides have met since Juventus knocked Barca out of the UEFA Champions League in April with a 3-0 aggregate win.
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