Vucinic happy to have joined 'most loved' club

02 August 2011 06:34

New Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic hailed the Turin giants as the most famous team in the world and the best loved in Italy on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Montenegro captain completed his 15 million euro ($21.3 million) move from Roma on Monday and was presented to the press on Tuesday.

Speaking about his move, he insisted it was a step up, even though Roma will play in the Europa League this season while Juve failed to even qualify for continental competition.

"I had come to the end of a cycle. Now I'm at the most famous club in the world and the most loved by Italians," he said.

"When my agent mentioned Juve to me, I had no doubts.

"I'd already decided to leave Roma last year before (new coach Luis) Enrique arrived.

"At Roma, like all teams, there were great moments and ones not so good but the important thing is that I'm here now and I hope that I'll have some great moments with Juve."

Although they have finished seventh in the last two Serie A seasons and face a second year in a row out of the Champions League, Vucinic believes Juve can compete with the best.

"Juve are a great team, we're made to win," he added.

"I'm not bothered that we're not playing in the Champions League, this year we've got a good team.

"We'll try to qualify for (next season's) Champions League and win as many games as possible."

Source: AFP