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Kean not feeling any pressure replacing Ronaldo at Juventus

The player spoke to the media during his second unveiling

Juventus Training Session And Press Conference Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

Juventus belatedly handed striker Moise Kean a second unveiling after the player’s on-loan return from Everton was confirmed on transfer deadline day over a fortnight ago.

The youngster spoke to the media during his press conference, and shrugged off any comparisons to the recently-departed Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I don’t feel any pressure in replacing Ronaldo. I just want to lend a hand to the team where I grew up and where I lived good times.

“I just want to play, I have no pressure, I just feel the responsibility of wearing the Juventus shirt.”

Kean insisted that returning to Turin was what was best for him.

“Coming back here was the right choice. I’ve always loved playing for this club.

“As soon as the opportunity arose, there was no doubt in my mind and I made the right choice. Juventus have always had a place in my heart.”

Regarding what he had learned during his two years away from Juve -

“I’m very lucky to have experienced different leagues like the Premier League and Ligue 1 at my age. I’ve learnt a lot and now I’m ready to give my all for this team.”

The 21-year-old also commended Juventus Under-14s coach Corrado Grabbi for his support through the years.

“He’s always been there for me. He’s more like a father than a coach. I’m very grateful to him.”

What objectives has he set himself for the next two years while wearing the Juventus jersey?

“I’m here to help the team. This is the club where I grew up and I have lots of great memories. I do feel a sense of responsibility in playing for Juve but it’s not a burden.

“We have a young team with lots of experience. We haven’t made the best of starts but Juventus always aim high and I’m sure we’ll achieve great results. [Massimiliano] Allegri is a coach who always aims for the top and he’s taught me lots of things.

“The Malmo game was good for morale. We’re ready for our match against AC Milan on Sunday.”