He joined Juventus on loan from Chelsea
Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado has spoken of his delight about returning to Serie A with Juventus this summer, following a difficult first 6 months at Chelsea.
The 27 year-old projected his talents to Jose Mourinho last summer after having a stand-out World Cup campaign for his country, leading to weeks of interest in his signature from clubs all over Europe.
However, it wasn’t until January that he joined the Blues from Fiorentina, but made just four starts and 12 appearances in total for the club.
And Cuadrado admits even he doesn’t know why his chances were so limited under Mourinho, but is looking forward to putting the experience behind him and be a success with his new club.
“The truth is, I don’t know (what went wrong),” he said. “I was always professional, and I always trained very well. I didn’t play as much as I wanted, but I was always ready.
“This is not a step back, it was a choice, the best one for me, and I hope to give my best, and give everything for this (Juve) shirt.”
“I thank God, my agent and Juventus for this opportunity. It’s a new challenge for me. I’ve always been training, even if I wasn’t playing, and I always train with playing in mind.
“I hope I get the opportunity to get on the pitch [against Roma] on Sunday, it would be a pleasure for me.”