Juan Cuadrado gave a slightly unusual interview to Marca yesterday: “Coach asks me to always be ready in any moment and in any role. I will always go all-out for the team. Everybody knows my skills, my preferred position is on the right wing, but I play wherever I am fielded, trying to give all I have.”
“I am very happy in Turin, I have been in Italy for many years and I settled in nicely. My family is comfortable here as well. They are always cooking Colombian food and we can find everything here, so that is not a problem. What I miss the most is the rest of my relatives: the grandfathers, the uncles, the aunts. It is not very cold yet, it is bearable for now and it will get worse in December, but I am used to it by now.”
On Cristiano Ronaldo: “We already knew how professional he was, he is a very special person, he has a big heart. It is a privilege to share the locker room with him. I learn something new from him everyday, you need to have that hunger in order to be able to win and achieve your goals. He is a great players and a superb athlete and what he won was the result of all the work he puts in. We have not taught him how to dance yet, we will see whether he will like to celebrate like that one day.”
On the seasonal objectives: “We have a great team, but we have to remain serene because there is a lot of competition. We have to stay grounded, work and put our faith in the hands of God and then everything will be rewarded.”
On his future: “Being at Juventus and reaching our targets is enough for me. We have to be in the running in March, that is the objective we set for ourselves and that is want we want to do. We want to fight in every competition we are in. Then I will take part to the Copa America, which will be a nice opportunity to obtain something with Colombia as well.”
Injuries continue to be a big headache for the coaching staff as Miralem Pjanic subbed off from the last Bosnia match because of a thigh injury that is believed to be minor, while Sami Khedira rolled an ankle in practice on Saturday. They will be re-evaluated at the beginning of last week, but the midfield could be really thin for the upcoming SPAL game. Gazzetta dello Sport also reported that, even if Emre Can is expected to resume practicing soon, he is slated to undertake a specific training regimen and it could take a while before he is ready to contribute.
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