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‘The Weather Is Colder and So Are the People’ Danilo Reflects on Manchester City Spell

Juventus full-back Danilo has reflected on his two-year spell at Manchester City since leaving for Juventus last summer.

The Brazilian joined the Italian champions in July with Joao Cancelo moving in the other direction after two years at City.

“It’s somewhat different. I come from England, and the weather is colder there, so are the people. In all senses.

“In Turin the people are warmer, the fans are closer, always asking for autographs and photos on the street,” Danilo told Globo Esporte.

“It’s been different. In England I had more peace, but it’s cool, you feel more motivated, cherished. I’m adapting little by little, knowing the city, the places, there’s not much time left to go out.”

Danilo also reflected on the difference between playing for Pep Guardiola and current boss Maurizio Sarri.

“At City, we were practically mechanical, every step, inch was trained. Sarri likes this, but gives freedom of movement and decision, while Guardiola is a little more demanding in positioning, in movement.

“But his style of play is successful. Sarri has taken this model a lot, but it isn’t easy to convey the idea to the squad after so many years with another form of playing. Guardiola took two years to do this, and yet we have been doing very well at Juventus despite the short time.”


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