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Demiral wants to follow Chiellini’s footsteps

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Young Turkish defender Merih Demiral has joined Juventus where he says he is happy to be working with one of his idols: Giorgio Chiellini.

21-year-old Merih Demiral is delighted to be playing officially for Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A.

Especially because he will get to play alongside one of his idols: Giorgio Chiellini.

“To be compared to Montero is an honor for me,” he said according to Goal.

“I hope to be able to show the fans that I’m a strong defender and live up to that expectation. My real idols are the players that I’m playing with now, like Chiellini.”

“Chiellini and Bonucci have been helping me a lot to settle in here as well as the other players, I hope to learn a lot from them,” he added.

“[Head coach Maurizio] Sarri looks over the defensive side of play personally and this allows me to train in the best possible way and work on my weaknesses.”

“Emre Can is helping me a lot to settle in both on and off the pitch and I’d like to thank him publicly for that,” he commented.