Emre Can was unveiled to the media as a Juventus player on Monday, but he was also quizzed on his relationship with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The 24-year-old opted to leave the Merseyside giants on a free transfer this summer, and will now look forward to a new chapter in his career in Italy.
With the Bianconeri dominating domestically with seven consecutive Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies in a row, the German international certainly seems to have made a sensible decision if his desire is to win titles immediately.
Further, although they have fallen short in Europe in recent years, the Champions League is undoubtedly a target for the Italian outfit and that will be an objective for Can too.
As he’ll now look to form a crucial part of Massimiliano Allegri’s side this season, he couldn’t get away from his Liverpool past entirely with the media on Monday. As seen in his press conference, Can was asked about reported problems with Klopp which potentially led to his exit from Anfield.
“Problems with Klopp? I’ve heard that for the first time… I had very good relationship with Klopp, he wished me all the best,” he said in response, as also noted by Football Italia.
“Why I chose Juve? I know what a huge club this is, the mentality, they just want to win titles and that’s my mentality too. I came here to win titles.”
The question was perhaps in response to reported issues over Can’s role in the Liverpool line-up, as noted by The Mirror, but the former Reds ace seemed to dismiss any notion that it was anything personal with Klopp immediately and laughed it off.
Moving forward, he’ll now be looking to focus on his future in Turin and ensuring that Juve sustain their impressive level of success over the past seven years.