Lemina dreams of Juve Champions League glory

Former Olympique Marseille forward Mario Lemina was delighted with Juventus' decision to make his loan move a permanent one.

Lemina's loan move to Turin was announced on the last day of the pre-season transfer window, but The 22-year-old has had few opportunities for the Scudetto champions since his arrival due to an injury that kept him sidelined for 11 matches.

However, the youngster was sufficiently impressive in the nine appearances he was able to make for the €9.5m deal to be completed last week.

"I am happy that the club had faith in me," Lemina told Sky Sport Italia. "I am satisfied with my performances and the team really supported me.

"This season I had a few fitness problems, but thanks to help from Juve I overcame all of it," he said, referring to the inflamed tendon that almost ended his season.

"You have to work really hard here. Juventus are a very rigorous club, so there is great focus on how you work and prepare for games.

"I am happy here and get along with everyone, though of course I bonded more with Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra because they speak French.

"I hope to be a protagonist at Juventus in future. My dream is to win the Champions League with Juventus. The team went close last year, while this season we were just a little unlucky against a great side like Bayern Munich."

"I am satisfied with my performances and the team really supported me."

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