Monday, 7th January, 2013
Striker Nicklas Bendtner is still confident he can still succeed at Juventus despite the Italian champions moving to sign Fernando Llorente and his own spell having been far from perfect so far.
Juventus have opened talks with Llorente, whose contract at Athletic Bilbao is due to expire in the summer, and the Spain international may land with the Serie A side in time for next season.
Bendtner is on a season-long loan at Juventus from English Premier League giants Arsenal and is desperate to earn a permanent switch to the Bianconeri.
But all has not run smoothly for the 24-year-old so far.
First the striker has struggled to convince coach Antonio Conte of his qualities, with little in the way of first team action coming his way.
And to cap it all off, he is currently injured and has been ruled out until the middle of February with a torn abductor muscle.
Bendtner has not written off his spell at Juventus though and remains confident of eventual success.
"No one should misunderstand me and think that I do not want to play every single game or that I do not even think I am good enough to play every game. But I am reasonably confident", he told Danish broadcaster DR1.
"I like it here and I still believe that my chance will come and that I probably will succeed at Juventus if all goes well."
The striker also explained that in his view it was time to leave English football in search of a fresh challenge.
"I felt it was time for a change", he said.
"Time for a new culture and a new country.
"After so many years in England, I felt that I needed a new start."
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