Matthijs de Ligt believes Andrea Pirlo's coaching style is 'more modern' than Maurizio Sarri's and uncovers what Juventus is different this season.
made his first appearance for theThe Old Lady
in their 2-0 victory over
on Saturday after a surgery he had in August due to a shoulder injury.
"They were hard months, I worked so hard to come back and play. Today I am very happy, for the whole team,” De Ligt told Sky Sport.
“It was a tough period but suffering can be positive sometimes. I played some games with a dislocated shoulder but I am happy we won the league last season.
“We have a different mentality. Last year we wanted to press high but with
we play a more modern football. We defend one against one leaving a lot of space behind us. I like it, I used to do the same atAjax
“We have room for improvement,” the Netherlands international continued.
“Soon we’ll reach 100%, now we are at the 70% of our potential. There are many strong teams this season, the league is harder nut also more stimulating.
“We have many opponents: Milan, Inter, Lazio, Atalanta and Napoli . It’s a tough championship but we are only focused on ourselves, we have a very competitive team to win the title.”