Costa 'has nothing to prove' to Ancelotti after Juventus switch

Having finalised his move to the Serie A champions, the Brazilian has denied that he needs to show Bayern Munich that they have made a mistake

New Juventus signing Douglas Costa insists he has no problems with Carlo Ancelotti, but feels that he is joining "the perfect club at the perfect time".

The Brazil international has switched to the Serie A champions from Bayern Munich on a season-long loan with the option of making the move permanent in 2018.

Bet on Juventus v Barcelona in ICC

Costa admitted last term that he was unsettled in Germany, although Bayern boss Ancelotti suggested that his comments came after pressure from his agent to attempt to broker a new contract at the club.

The 26-year-old has now said that he felt he could no longer develop at the Allianz Arena, but feels he has nothing to prove to his old club.

"I want to develop and I feel like I've joined the perfect team at the perfect time," he told a media conference at his official Juve presentation.

"Problems with Ancelotti? No, he's a good person. I'm thinking about myself, I want to develop and I didn't have these possibilities at Bayern anymore. I'm very grateful to them.

"I don't have to prove anything to them. I just want to show that Juve have done well to believe in me."

Costa hopes to forge a devastating attacking partnership with Gonzalo Higuain in Turin, just as he did with compatriot Luiz Adriano at Shakhtar Donetsk between 2010 and 2015.

Di Canio: Juve right to sell Bonucci

Article continues below

"He's an attacker that I really like," he said. "There's a good chance of scoring lot a lot of goals with him, just like there was with Luiz Adriano. That's something else I can do here."

Costa's arrival comes just three days after Leonardo Bonucci completed a stunning move to Serie A rivals AC Milan for a reported €42million.

"I'm not in a position to evaluate this transfer," Costa said of the deal. "He's left Juve and I've left Bayern."

Next article:
'It's too early to say Bayern are in crisis' - Delaney not getting carried away with Dortmund's rivals stuttering
Next article:
Barcelona braced for Cillessen exit as they eye Athletic's Remiro
Next article:
How Bayern made astonishing decision to sell Bernat after one bad game: He almost cost us!
Next article:
'No dignity, no decency!' - Bayern chiefs slam German media for criticism of star players
Next article:
Adelaide United 1 Sydney 1: Debutant Le Fondre rescues a point