Juventus loanee Zakaria explains why he left Turin for LondonJuvefc.com

Denis Zakaria only joined Juventus in last January’s transfer window from Borussia Monchengladbach, but the club unloaded him in the summer.

The Swiss midfielder is on loan at Premier League side Chelsea this season and just made his debut for the Premier League club.

He struggled to play for the Bianconeri at the start of this term and things haven’t gone any better at Stamford Bridge before his recent game with the Blues.

Speaking after making a Champions League appearance for them in midweek, he insists he left Juve because he wanted more playing time.

Zakaria said via Football Italia:

“Chelsea fans are fantastic. I am very excited, I am very happy and it is important for me to play a good game.

“I left Juventus to play and I waited for my chance. The coach said for him to play like we did in training and I did my best.”

Juve FC says

Zakaria is a good player who just didn’t fit into our system, which is the only reason we sent him to Chelsea.

The midfielder should do well in London if the Premier League side give him enough chances to prove himself.

If he does well and they don’t keep him, another suitor will take a chance next season.

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