After Juventus defeated Inter Milan in Friday’s Serie A blockbuster classic, Joao Cancelo has expressed his gratitude to his ex-club
The Nerazzurri have practically scouted the Portuguese wing-back for the Bianconeri, helping him to adjust to the Italian Serie A before his €40.4m transfer from Valencia to the Allianz Stadium in the summer.
What’s more, the Milanese giants were determined to keep hold of Cancelo during the summer, but have failed to see the deal through due to the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.
Known for his devastating pace and excellent technique, Cancelo has emerged as one of the best Europe right-backs, establishing himself as an indispensable first-team member under Max Allegri this term.
After the derby, the skillful defender has revealed his affection for Inter.
“It was an important victory against Inter, who are a great team and a direct rival for the Scudetto,” he told Sky Sport Italia, which has later been transmitted by FourFourTwo.
“Inter was a very important team for me, that made me grow a lot. Now I’m wearing Juventus’ colors, and I think only of Juve, but Inter remains in my heart.”