Fernando Llorente admits it's been a battle settling in at Juventus.
The former Athletic Bilbao striker is now finding his best form after a difficult start to his Serie A career.
â€śI was in good shape when I arrived for pre-season, I felt strong, but my body was not used to so much work and at one stage in America I felt empty, totally rundown,â€ť he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
â€śIf the body doesnâ€™t work then your mind reacts as a consequence and I started to have doubts. The competition for places was also frightening, there are five of us and it is not easy to find space.
â€śThe training at Juventus is totally different to what it was at Athletic Bilbao,â€ť he added. â€śYou never get a break and my body couldnâ€™t take it.
â€śI moved forward by working and because I felt the faith of everyone. Then, evidently, my body was able to switch, let us say that it accepted the radical changes and I started again.
â€śI was given a few games, minutes and the more I played the better I felt. I found my rhythm even if I had a few problems at the beginning adjusting to the mentality.
â€śI had the fortune of getting the chance to play when I was finally finding my form again, then the injuries to Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella helped.â€ť
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