Matthijs De Ligt printed he used to play in attacking midfielder and didn’t like taking part in as a defender when he made the transfer.
The Juve defender spoke to the Champions Magazine, beginning with explaining the significance of getting the appropriate psychological angle.
“It is very important know for your self in case you are mentally proper; in case you are able, no one can prevent you,” he advised the mag.
“That is the article that I began to grasp: ‘To take a step again and notice issues that most likely can also be progressed’. That is what I do. What I might say is that psychological skill is in reality essential for defenders.
“Up till I used to be 15 years previous I used to be an attacking midfielder, I performed so much in midfield, I scored a couple of objectives, I equipped assists, after which unexpectedly they advised me that it will be higher for my occupation to return one place from midfield.
“At the start I assumed “I don’t like being a defender,” however now I’m beginning to remember the fact that the best way I used to be raised as a midfielder helps me, so, I’m in reality glad that this used to be the improvement I needed to face.
“Ever because the “tiki-taka” used to be born with the Barcelona crew, everybody has sought after to play from the again, and to play from the again, you want defenders who’re just right on the ball. That’s why technical talent is in reality essential in my function.”
De Ligt has been underneath the tutelage of now not most effective Maurizio Sarri, however mythical Dutch defender, Ronald Koeman.
“I’m finding out so much from him,” says De Ligt, “he tries to lend a hand me in particular scenarios and has already labored with Van Dijk prior to now, so he tries to make us paintings in combination in the most efficient imaginable manner. He stocks all of the recommendation he has gained all through his soccer occupation.”
The teen has additionally been finding out from Leonardo Bonucci, his Juve teammate.
“It’s great to play with probably the most best possible gamers on this planet and I believe we’re a just right duo.
“At Juventus, with Bonucci and Chiellini, there are defenders with numerous enjoy who know what it’s love to play in defence, so I check out to be told from them.”