Juan Cuadrado: I thank God for getting me away from Chelsea and Jose Mourinho


New Juventus star Juan Cuadrado has admitted that he is baffled as to why he wasn’t given more of a chance to impress at Chelsea this year, but is glad to be away from the club nonetheless, according to the Daily Express.

The Colombian international made his return to Italy this week, joining Juventus on a season-long loan deal after arriving at Stamford Bridge just six months ago.

Chelsea coughed up around £24m for his signature from Fiorentina, which led to him making just four starts and eight appearances from the bench last term.

“The truth is, I don’t know (what went wrong),” he said. “I was always professional, and I always trained very well. I didn’t play as much as I wanted, but I was always ready.

“This is not a step back, it was a choice, the best one for me, and I hope to give my best, and give everything for this shirt.

“I thank God, my agent and Juventus for this opportunity. It’s a new challenge for me. I’ve always been training, even if I wasn’t playing, and I always train with playing in mind.

“I hope I get the opportunity to get on the pitch [against Roma] on Sunday, it would be a pleasure for me.”

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