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Denis Zakaria excited about Juventus move: Vieira a role model

The former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria is delighted with his move to Juventus.

The 25-year-old has moved to the Allianz Stadium on a permanent €4.5m from Borussia Monchengladbach.

“I chose Juve because it is one of the clubs that has always made me dream. I decided that it would be the right way to continue my career," the Swiss international said at his unveiling press conference.

“I expected to leave Borussia but not so son. Juventus don't call every day, it's a dream for me and I hope I can help.

“I am proud to be here, Juventus were the favourite team of my father, so I know a lot about this club. I'll try to give my all, trying to help my teammates as much as I can.

“The level is very high, the atmosphere is good," he continued.

“I feel well and I've already trained twice. If the coach needs I can play already. He [Allegri] has told me what he expects from me, but we haven't discussed the details."

Zakaria also was asked about a role model.

“If I think about someone, I would say Patrick Vieira, I've always liked him. However, I am Zakaria and I try to have my style without following an exact model.

“I am an aggressive midfielder, I like to help the team recover the ball, but I also like to attack. I can describe myself as a complete player.

“I am not going to stop here, I am a fighter and I always want to improve. It's an important step for me, but I always want to become stronger. I have a chance to make it here, this is a step forward, not the last one."


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