Matthijs de Ligt believes he is improving every day at Juventus and has found his place with the Bianconeri.

The 20-year-old endured a tricky start to his Juve career but has turned in two superb performances in a row, including last night’s 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

“I’m getting used to how the boys play. Beating Bayer was good,” he said after the match.

“Right now, things are going well. I was Ajax’s captain and there I was able to have my say, whereas here I had to find my place. Now I feel like I’ve found it and I’m happy about it.

“Italy is known as a country with defensive teams, but the trend is changing: just look at how high they defend.

“We have a new Coach and I’m not the only one who has yet to adapt. Unfortunately, I started badly, but it’s about improving every day and every game.

“It’s what I’m doing and it’s going well.

“Napoli? I would’ve liked a game without mistakes, but I know it’s not possible.

“Maybe it was good for me to play that way. It helped accelerate my growth.”