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The Netherlands international is loving life in Turin as he prepares for his nation's Euro 2012 qualifier against Moldova

Netherlands winger Eljero Elia admits he has fulfilled a dream by joining Juventus following his summer move from German side Hamburg.

The 24-year-old is currently on international duty with the Netherlands who will face Moldova in a Euro 2012 Group E qualifier on Friday night.

Elia has played just 46 minutes in Serie A this season, but he is delighted with the prospects on offer in Turin.

"It's hard to describe the emotions of playing for Juventus. The team are great and the stadium is magnificent," Elia is quoted as saying by Tuttosport.

"I have fulfilled a dream, but I know I need to be patient as this is necessary.

"I also have to improve my Italian."

Bert van Marwijk's men lock horns with Moldova at 2030 (CET) in Rotterdam.


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