Emre Can tweets response to Juventus Champions League snub


Following the disappointing news that Emre Can had been overlooked in Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus Champions League squad, the German midfielder has responded to the club and its fans via Twitter.

As TEAMtalk reported earlier today, Can’s exclusion from the Bianconeri’s 22-man squad had been met with an explosive response when the ex-Liverpool man spoke to German publication Bild.

Can described being being “extremely shocked” and “angry and upset” that the news had been broken to him in a one minute conversation with no reasoning behind the decision given.

The snub hit Can hard after it emerged that he had been promised a place in the squad – a key factor in the player’s decision to turn down a late transfer approach by French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain.

As time has passed, however, cooler heads have prevailed and it seems Can has now taken a more circumspect approach to the decision via a couple of tweets from his official Twitter account.

The illness Can refers to dates back to November of 2018 when the German underwent surgery to remove a thyroid nodule in a Frankfurt hospital.

With midfield competition fierce at the Turin club with the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi occupying regular starting spots, Can endured a frustrating debut season.

Following the double arrival of fellow midfielders Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey from PSG and Arsenal respectively, it appears Can may yet have more selection heartache ahead in the 2019-20 campaign.