He just arrived and is ready to get to work, a mercenary really. Mario Mandzukic who just signed for Juventus wants to rack up a huge goal tally at the Italian club.
The forward joined juventus from Atletico, where he spent only a season on a €19 million deal.
“I’m happy to be at a big club like Juventus,” Mandzukic told the club’s official website. “I hope and I believe that the coach knows me well and can get the best out of me.
“I’m ready to do everything necessary for my team-mates. I’ve played against Juventus and Italy several times. I know them all very well, they’re a very tough team with great quality.
“That’s why I’m even more delighted that I am part of this group now. I have nothing but the best to say about the team and the coach.
“I will try to slot in as quickly as possible, because as I’ve already said I know the players quite well. I’ve played against the team on several occasions, so I don’t think it will be a big problem.
“This is my new team and I’ll fight with everything I’ve got. I hope to score as many goals as possible.
“I know and I can see that it’s a massive club with a huge fan base. So I’m very happy with this new challenge, I’m ready.”
Mandzukic also thanked Atletico Madrid and said he would always have a soft spot for the club: “I want to thank all the team-mates with whom I’ve shared a changing room at Atletico, and also to the coaching staff and all the people who work for the club.
“Now that it is confirmed that I’m going, I’m receiving many affectionate messages from the fans. That means that I did my job well. It’s time to tackle another challenge in a new league but I will always support the club and wherever they are, I will be another Atlético.”