Self-critical De Lie: ‘Do not be happy with it, it belongs to my qualities’

Matthijs de Lit recognizes that the second place in Serie A is the maximum achievable for Juventus, but also looks to the future. The former Ajacied dreams of wearing the captains band at La Vecchia Signora in the future.
Tuttosport pushed De Lijt forward last month as the new capitano of Juventus. A big compliment, but still a little early, judges the Orange-International. โ€œFor me it is an honor to play Juventus and it will be an even greater honor to be captain. A dream,โ€ he says to Sky Sport Italia. โ€œBut that
s not important right now.โ€
โ€œWe have four leaders in the team (Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Gianluigi Buffon and Alex Sandro, red.), who have a lot of experience and who have been playing here for years,โ€ continues De Lit. โ€œThe most important thing for me is to play well and help the team. The coach then decides who will be the captain, but that is not my goal at the moment.โ€
Its his goal to find the net more often. De Lit recently made his first hit of the season against Parma. โ€œScoring is also one of my qualities and Im not happy that I have only made one goal this season. I certainly want to improve myself in that.โ€ There is also a role for his teammates. โ€œThe man who takes the corner kick, the man who has to block opponent, and the man who has to head: we have to improve all that.โ€
The Lit has put the title out of the head. Juve came no further than a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina last week and is now fourth. โ€œWe need more intensity, more courage at the ball and have to defend better. Weve been thinking about the Scudetto for a long time, but now focus on second place. We are strong and must bet high.โ€