Champions League dream led Costa to Juventus

Douglas Costa insists Juventus’ prospects of lifting the Champions League this season are as good as any team in Europe.

Douglas Costa

Juve suffered final heartache at the hands of LaLiga giants for the second time in three years in June, when Real Madrid ran out 4-1 winners in Cardiff.

Barcelona saw off Massimiliano Allegri’s all-conquering Serie A powerhouse in Berlin in 2015 but it is precisely this pedigree that convinced Costa to swap Bayern Munich for Turin in 2017-18.

“In Europe, no team has more desire and chance to win the Champions League,” said the Brazil winger, who sealed a season-long loan switch from the Allianz Arena last month, in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I’ve noticed a lot of quality in the squad, I’ll add my creativity.

“I chose Juventus because in three years they have played in two finals in Europe. This is a team that wants more and more chances to win the Champions League.

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