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Juventus defender Cristian Romero admits being happier with Atalanta

Juventus defender Cristian Romero admits he feels more comfortable at loan club Atalanta.

Juventus veteran Leonardo Bonucci has stated Romero was a quiet man in the dressing room.

“He's right, I'm someone who doesn't speak much, even now," Romero told Sportweek. “There was nothing to clarify. These are things that are born and die at the moment.

“Indeed, he congratulated me for qualifying for the Champions League with Atalanta."

But he also says: “In the summer, before moving to Turin, I spoke a lot with [Paulo] Dybala, who is Argentine like me," he said. “Then, in the three weeks that I remained in the retreat with Juventus, I bonded above all with him, Danilo, [Giorgio] Chiellini and [Rodrigo] Bentancur.

“But when I arrived in Bergamo, I immediately understood the environment was very different compared to Juve. There are many young people here, the dressing room is made up of simple guys who make you feel part of the group immediately.

“Last summer, Juventus changed coach and I realised it would be difficult to stay. I hoped to, but there were many centre-backs there. People with big names like Bonucci, Chiellini, [Matthijs] de Ligt.

“I called my agent, Ciro Palermo, and I more or less told him: 'There's no room for me here, let's look for an option elsewhere. I'm leaving, I don't want to sit still and lose a year'.

“I'm young, and I need to play to grow. Juve are Juve, but I don't want to sit on the bench."

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