Matthijs de Ligt suffered the embarrassment of scoring an own goal in his first start for Juventus, after he made his debut against Tottenham.
The defender has not got off to the best of starts at Juventus, suffering a friendly defeat to a Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham the other day, and now putting through his own net against Inter Milan.
Juventus won the battle to secure Matthijs de Ligt’s signature this summer, battling with top clubs like Barcelona and Manchester United for his signature.
Juve signed him thanks in part to ‘agent’ Cristiano Ronaldo, and when asked if Ronaldo’s comments after the UEFA Nations League final had swayed him. He said:
“I had already made my choice in my head,”
“But of course it was nice what Ronaldo said and it’s great to be able to train and play with him.”
De Ligt made his first start for his new employers against Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday and, well, he got off to the worst possible start.
The Netherlands International failed to deal with an inswinging corner and ended up scoring an own goal after sticking out a leg.
Juve goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny gave the young centre-back a pat on the back as if to say ‘chin up’.
Watch the moment below;
De Ligt scores a beautiful own goal for Juventus. pic.twitter.com/XnQXv30QRy
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