Costa believes Cristiano will take Juve to the next level
- Douglas Costa has praised Juventus' star signing
- The Brazilian has also shared his thoughts on Massimiliano Allegri's coaching
Douglas Costa considers the signing of CR7 to be the necessary impulse for Juventus to reach new heights. As the Old Lady goes on a streak of 7 Scudettos in a row, the Champions League success remains elusive. Juve have not triumphed in Europe since 1996, but Costa is sure Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer has arrived to change it.
"I think Ronaldo was already at a high level, but he really wanted to take another step to enhance his status", Douglas said to Italian Football TV. "I think CR7 has everything to take us to the next level and do important things this season."
"Ronaldo is a really important player, but we also have Dybala and other important players. I've played with Neymar, so it's not totally new for me to play with someone at [Ronaldo's] level. Everyone has welcomed him and we know how much he can improve us. We can't hide it, it's clear."
Speaking about his career at Juve under Massimiliano Allegri, the 27-year-old told: "I think Juventus know how to win a player over. Once a player makes a decision and the deal is closed, the club treat them as a member of the family. I think the Juventus family are most important. It's a world where I've learned to live."
"Allegri's a coach with a great passion for the defensive side of the game and, for me, it was really important because I'm a player used to going forward a lot and, working on the defensive side, it's made me a more complete player. He's played an important role in my career."
After spending a season at Juve on a loan from Bayern Munich, the Brazilian has joined the team on a permanent basis.
The nex Serie A season kicks off next Saturday with a game between Juve and Chievo. The fans expect the Brazilian winger to shine teaming up with Ronaldo and Dybala.
Douglas Costa had 14 assists & 6 Goals last season in all comps.. Expecting more from him this season. He needs to show his magic & make a lot assists for everyone especially for Cristiano & Dybala. Forza @DouglasCosta ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/Gd7CEpQDv8— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) August 11, 2018
Do you think it will be a good season for Douglas?