Douglas Costa Explains Manchester City Snub
Douglas Costa has revealed why he turned down the chance to join Manchester City and Pep Guardiola this summer. The winger moved to Serie A giants Juventus after two years at Bayern Munich.
Costa spent one year under Guardiola during his time at Bayern, but the Brazilian insisted that he wants to test himself under a different manager, which is why he spurned City’s advances and decided to join Juventus.
“Why Juventus? Because in three years they have played two finals in Europe, they are the team with great will and the best chance of winning the Champions League,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I want to enter into Juventus’ history. A year away from the World Cup I couldn’t have chosen a better club. I am here to win everything, including the Champions League.
“Preferred position? At Shaktar I played five years on the right, at Bayern with Pep Guardiola I played in every position.
“After many years I wanted to avoid everyone thinking that I played just because he was the coach. I wanted to join Juventus to create new experiences and to learn a different style of football