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Huijsen confirms Mourinho’s call and Juventus return

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Dean Huijsen says he’ll return to Juventus on the finish of the season, however ‘something can occur in soccer’ and confirms José Mourinho referred to as him in January to maneuver to Roma.

The promising centre-back was born in Amsterdam in 2005 however grew up in Spain, so he determined to play for La Roja and acquired his first U21 worldwide call-up for the March break.

The Roma loanee informed Gazzetta that the Netherlands have been upset to lose him, however didn’t complain a lot. Huijsen was additionally requested if his choice meant he most popular Sergio Ramos to Van Dijk.

“Completely, he [Ramos] was my idol,” he replied.

“Not as a result of he got here from Andalusia, the place I grew up. He is likely one of the finest central defenders in historical past.”

Huijsen was near becoming a member of Frosinone on mortgage within the January switch window however finally moved to Roma.

“Once I was supplied to affix Roma, I instantly preferred the thought,” he mentioned.

“First as a result of they’re an awesome membership after which as a result of it’s arduous to say no when Mourinho calls. I assumed they referred to as me as a result of they wanted me however I’ve conquered the remaining. Each minute I play is the results of arduous work and sacrifice.”

Even after the Giallorossi sacked Mourinho in mid-January, Huijsen continued to play recurrently in Serie A.

“I feel it’s a superb sign. I shortly tailored to the change particularly as a result of we’re speaking about two distinctive individuals and coaches,” he mentioned. “I’ve nice teammates round. I’ve enjoyable and be taught.”

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Huijsen’s contract at Juventus expires in June 2028, and he’ll return to the Allianz Stadium on the finish of the season.

“Roma don’t have an choice, however I’ve discovered that something can occur in soccer. Certainly, I’ll return to Juventus and make myself out there,” he mentioned.

“It’s the primary large membership that believed in me and I can solely be grateful to them.”

Huijsen has made 13 senior appearances this season, taking part in for the Outdated Woman and Roma. He has scored two targets on the Stadio Olimpico, one towards Cagliari and one towards Frosinone, the workforce he was supposed to affix within the winter switch window earlier than signing for the Giallorossi.