Bayern change: De Ligt on “risks” & “more ambition” than at Juve

Matthijs de Ligt drew an interim conclusion after his transfer to Bayern Munich. “I’ve played six full games out of the last eight. So I’m very happy with my playing time and how the first two months have gone.”de Ligt told ‘NOS’.

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After his time at Juventus Turin “I hardly played the first three games because I came with a training deficit. That’s what I was told in the first week.” Now make de Ligt, however “no worries at all” more.

The central defender hopes that his move to Munich will also play into his hands with a view to the Winter World Cup in Qatar: “Bayern Munich is closer to the philosophy of what the Bonds coach wants on the pitch.”

“step up”

A change of club shortly before the World Cup could have resulted in an own goal, de Ligt knows: “You have to take risks in football too.” However, the transfer from the Italian to the German record champions is “a step up in terms of the team.”

De Ligt explains: “Juventus are a very good team. I just think that Bayern have everything they need to win the Champions League in terms of selection and ambition. I felt like it was a little bit less at Juve.” The 23-year-old Dutchman “felt it was time for a new challenge.”

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