TalkSport: Juventus star Mario Mandzukic has admitted that the arrival of new signings in the summer was “difficult” but he has defended his decision to sign the Frenchman.
Article Continued Below”I think he is a bit different, a bit stronger than others, a different player,” Mandzucic said of Mandzuka.
“But it’s a bit hard for us because we have so many new players.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses, so we have to adapt to them.
I don’t know what I’m going to say, I don´t know what to say.
But we will make him better.”
He’s a different guy, he has a different style of play.
He’s got different qualities to him.
He is very strong and he is very quick, very quick and strong.
We need to make him a better player.
“While Mandzukić was not in the first-team squad for the opening game of the Serie A season, he was in the Juventus squad for Sunday´s 3-0 win over Parma, when he made his first start in nine years.
He had not played for Juventus since a season with Genoa in 2009-10, when his contract was up.
Mandzuć played only 14 minutes for the Serie B side, and was subsequently dropped by coach Gianluigi Buffon.
Mandzuka has not featured in a first-leg of the Champions League since the 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich in June 2016.
He has also not played in the Champions Leagues since September 2016, when Juve were knocked out by Real Madrid in the group stage.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has previously said that Mandzugas signing was difficult but he believes the midfielder can improve his game.”
For him, the new signings are a bit difficult.
He has had a lot of problems with the players around him.
You know, he is not a typical striker, he can not score the goals that others can,” Allegri told reporters at the start of the season.”
So, you know, when you have to be a bit more clinical, he will be better, a little bit better, and maybe we can be more patient with him and maybe he will improve his technique and maybe improve his ability, but I think that he will come.
“Mancini has made four signings this summer in the transfer market, bringing in Giorgio Chiellini, Simone Zaza and Gonzalo Higuain, while the team is expected to sign another midfielder in the next few days.”
“So, the signing of him is very tough, I’m sure that there are a few players that will be out there, but that is why we need to work hard and we have a lot to learn. “
“But that is our priority.””
But that is our priority.”