Merih Demiral (7 Viewers)

Apr 19, 2007
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We act like he needs to beat out Bonucci but in reality if hes healthy he would have a lot of minutes not only for Danilo but also De ligt and Bonucci. We have 3 positions and need 4 starter level players. I doubt this is true but if so he can leave
 

Osman

Koul Khara!
Aug 30, 2002
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Zero chance this is even plausible in the worst case scenario. The man is injured 99% of the time. No leg to stand on, litterally, to be demanding more time or to be sold. Just some overzealous twitter hack trying to spread some easy clicks. Even more so when they use euro 21 as reason. Demiral is guranteed starter for Turkey.
 

Lion

King of Tuz
Jan 24, 2007
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in football turks are the lolzillians of europe.

thee moment they get their first taste of money they think they are the best in the world. and their best players only play well into their mid twenties at best..with a few exceptions
 

maxi

Senior Member
Aug 31, 2006
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Romeo Agresti: Demiral wants to be guaranteed that he'll be considered as a key player currently and in the future. The club hasn't received any offers for the Turkish defender. It's unlikely that Juventus will consider to sell Demiral
this January.

So it seems that those rumours had some truth to them :panic:
 

K.O.

Senior Member
Nov 24, 2005
12,488
You know I usually disapprove when a player start threatening the club to leave for more playing minutes. But I completely understand Demiral here. We all know how ridiculous it is to play this fragile and old Bonucci over him.
 

MrMonkey

Senior Member
Jul 15, 2017
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You know I usually disapprove when a player start threatening the club to leave for more playing minutes. But I completely understand Demiral here. We all know how ridiculous it is to play this fragile and old Bonucci over him.
I'm in total agreement. Thought if healthy he would be in yesterday. Is he not healthy? If healthy, I would immediately start him against Milan.
 

MikeM

Senior Member
Sep 21, 2008
10,154
I don't think this is about the past but more about the future. Bonucci is extended until 2024 and is best friends with the coach and the senatori.

So how does Demiral play? This is what he must be looking at. Bonucci could shoot the ball into our own goal every match and still be the first name on the sheet...
 

LiquidPLP

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2012
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I don't think this is about the past but more about the future. Bonucci is extended until 2024 and is best friends with the coach and the senatori.

So how does Demiral play? This is what he must be looking at. Bonucci could shoot the ball into our own goal every match and still be the first name on the sheet...
Nah, you're too pessimistic man. Bonucci is not a youngster anymore, so he's got a bit more time left, just for the time of Demiral's full recovery from ACL and catching some form IMO. Those muscle injuries must be happening because of that nasty injury.

Chiellini is done, so that should allow Demiral to play more and more, as long as he stays healthy. Bonucci needs rest too, otherwise he loses focus very quickly and turns into an amateur within seconds.

I'd be more afraid of Tici's annual plusvalenza than actual lack of space for Demiral. The guy is an animal, perfect replacement of Chiellini.
 

Boksic

Senior Member
May 11, 2005
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I don't think this is about the past but more about the future. Bonucci is extended until 2024 and is best friends with the coach and the senatori.

So how does Demiral play? This is what he must be looking at. Bonucci could shoot the ball into our own goal every match and still be the first name on the sheet...
I'd probably be thinking the same in his position. I'm sure he will be watching the numerous mistakes Bonucci is making and thinking he could do better but is concerned that regardless of their own performances Bonucci will get the start.

That attitude of persisting with the old and not picking players on merit is how you create disharmony in a squad and lose talented young players. Traditionally Juve have rarely been sentimental and been good at this. However, with Bonucci it feels different, I could see him being a starter until 2024 which is a worry.
 

MikeM

Senior Member
Sep 21, 2008
10,154
I'd probably be thinking the same in his position. I'm sure he will be watching the numerous mistakes Bonucci is making and thinking he could do better but is concerned that regardless of their own performances Bonucci will get the start.

That attitude of persisting with the old and not picking players on merit is how you create disharmony in a squad and lose talented young players. Traditionally Juve have rarely been sentimental and been good at this. However, with Bonucci it feels different, I could see him being a starter until 2024 which is a worry.
They should all be gone already. Bonucci, Chiellini and Buffon.

Give the band to MDL and get on with it.
 

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