Juan Guillermo Cuadrado surprises with the toughest rival he has faced: he is Colombian

One of the Colombian players who will have thousands of stories to tell, once he retires from his professional activity, will be Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who left Colombia more than 10 years ago and has had an important journey between Italy and England, being the first country that has given him the most reception, going through four clubs and where he has had to face multiple rivals.

However, surprisingly, in a long conversation he had in recent days with the media DAZNwhich is popular on European soil, important reflections could be gathered from what the Colombian said.

One of the most relevant occurred when he was consulted by the strongest rival he has ever faced: “Camilo Zúñiga. He was always tough when he played for Napoli: he was strong, fast and he knew me well. It was difficult to jump”, he mentioned and was surprised, because with so many players that the ‘panita’ was able to face during his stay in Italy, he decided to opt for a former teammate from the Colombian National Team.

In the same interview, the opportunity was also given to refer to his future with Juventus and clear up some rumors that suggested that his renewal would be in danger. From the first response, Cuadrado showed clarity on what is happening, thus providing a part of tranquility in the process that has been going on for several months between the player and the Turin institution: “I am very calm, the club and my environment he’s talking about it. It doesn’t change for me to do it now or in a while. Here in Turin I feel very good and Juve is my family”.

Finally, the coffee player at Juventus not only contributes from his role as a player, he also seems to have an incidental role on the youngest of the squad, being a reference for the youth squad Marley Aké, who has expressed his admiration for Cuadrado.

The Colombian shone with Juventus, wore the captain’s band and contributed to the 3-1 win over Sampdoria. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP – Photo: AFP/Marco BERTORELLO

Regarding the particular case, Panita said: “It’s nice, it’s a pride to know that you are an example. I like his characteristics in man against man. He can improve a lot and I hope he can become a champion. We talk and joke around, I try to cheer him up. He will be a great player.”

Figure of his team in Serie A

As a starter, and as a winger on the right, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado played this Saturday (March 12) at the Luigi Ferraris stadium, where his team beat Sampdoria 1-3.

He wore the captain’s band and was effective with his crosses to the area. The player born in Necoclí raised the ball with such precision that he reached the small area from the right and Yoshida, the Japanese, ended up scoring on his own goal, denying Moise Kean the chance to define when he hit the far post; 23 minutes and Juve won on the visit.

Cuadrado was on the pitch for 90 minutes. After the first goal, Juventus, a strong team with a double line of 4, took possession of the ball and put pressure on the rival. The side and who constantly supported the Colombian was Danilo.

With this result, Juventus is in fourth place in the Italian League with 56 points, only 4 behind the leader, Milan. The second position is occupied by Inter and the third is Napoli. Cuadrado dreams of raising a new Scudetto with his team with 9 games to go.

The next rival will be in Turin against Inter, who beat them in the table by two points, on April 3.