- Jul 30, 2015
Van Basten said: De Ligt got unlucky with the injury of Chiellini. Imo he’d learn more with Chiellini next to him instead of Bonucci. Chiellini is more a team player than Bonucci, and he’s more able to organize the defense really well. Bonucci doesnt do that. Bonucci defends his own zone, but doesn’t help out a lot. Right now De Ligt is expected do organize the defense on his own. I’ve seen Juventus making a lot of mistakes defensively and even De Ligt has his debt in it. The Serie A nowadays is less strong than in the 90’s and 00’s, because of that he’d learn more if he’d play in a stronger competition, at teams as Barca, Real Madrid or City. At this moment I don’t see a stronger De Ligt than last year (he said this after the interviewer mentioned that De Ligt nowadays wins penalties and fakes injuries, and he claimed that he didn’t do that at Ajax. Note: it’s a compliment, as Chiellini, Bonucci etc al use those smart ‘tricks’ to give a striker a yellow card, win a free kick etc).