Matthijs de Ligt gave his first press conference since sealing his move from Ajax to Juventus on Friday.

After weeks of speculation, De Ligt put-pen-to-paper on a five-year deal in Turin this week with Ajax receiving €75 million for the 19-year-old.

Speaking to the press De Ligt said, “It’s a big step. My first step abroad will take some getting used to at the beginning, but I feel very honored by how I am welcomed. I am very proud of that, I hope I can give the fans a lot in return. I am still young, but I already have some experience. But compared to my Juve teammates I am still inexperienced, I can learn from them. “

De Ligt is now a teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo, who asked the centre-back to join him in Turin after Portugal’s 1-0 win over Netherlands in the Nations League.

On those words from Ronaldo, De Ligt said, “At that time I was still figuring out what I wanted, I always said that I only wanted to make a decision after the Nations League. At that time I was already pretty sure it would be Juventus. Of course it was nice that Ronaldo asked that, a big compliment, but it didn’t make the difference between signing or not signing. “

De Ligt feels no pressure from his €75 million price tag, “If a club pays so much money for you, there is a lot of pressure. But that’s not a problem. Pressure is normal in football. If you want to be good, you have to deal with pressure. It’s not a big deal for me. I just have to work hard and show it on the field. ”




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