Emre Can left the Premier League last summer when he swapped Liverpool for Serie A champions Juventus.
Former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can believes the standard of training at Juventus is much tougher than he discovered during his time at Anfield, while speaking to Goal.
The former Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder spent four years at Merseyside after joining the club for a bargain fee of £10 million, as reported by the BBC.
Much of that spell was spent under Jurgen Klopp, one of the most demanding coaches in world football who is renowned for his famous ‘gegenpressing’ style and high-tempo, high-energy approach.
Yet, Can believes his current club Juventus set even higher standards on the training pitch as he nears the end of a successful debut season under Max Allegri in Turin.
“I already complained to Jurgen Klopp about the hard training in Liverpool! But the training here at Juventus is a bit tougher,” said the German international, who will be confirmed as a Serie A champion if Juve grab a draw against SPAL at the weekend.
“We have to run even more, do more strength training. It was a big challenge for me at the beginning. But now my body has got used to it.”
Liverpool were understandably disappointed when one of their key players joined Juventus last summer on a free transfer but it is a testament to the club’s recruitment that Can hasn’t really been missed at Anfield.
In his place, Fabinho has shone while Naby Keita is starting to find his feet after a slow start to life in England.