Emre Can in 'deep shock' as Juventus drop him for Champions League

Virgil van Dijk in action for Southampton

Virgil van Dijk in action for Southampton

He really should have been the clear choice to start in the last two matches, but Juventus continues to choose less talented, older players who should have been sold this summer over their talented young options.

" I am shocked and angry".

"On Tuesday they phoned me and told me, in a conversation that didn't even last a minute, that I was not on the list and they didn't give an explanation".

Club captain Giorgio Chiellini has also not been selected after he was ruled out for seven months due to an ACL injury he sustained in training.

Emre Can says he would have looked to leave Juventus before the transfer window shut if he knew he would be cut from the Champions League squad.

Emre Can has expressed his "shock and anger" after claiming Juventus went back on their word and omitted him from their Champions League squad.

The winners of the clash between the Gers and the Swiss champions will then go on to meet the victor of the Ludogorets v Slovan Bratislava fixture in the second round.

"Last week, the club promised me something else".

Can's Juventus future had been up in the air during the final days of the transfer window, but he made a decision to remain in Italy despite other offers. I can't explain it to myself.

"I'll draw my own conclusions and talk to the club after I return [from worldwide duty]".

Do you think Can and Mandzukic should have been included in Juve's Champions League squad?

In an interview with German publication Bild, the German global says he stayed with Juventus under the condition that he'd get Champions League football.

Juventus face Can's former club, Bayer Leverkusen, plus Atletico Madrid and Lokomotiv Moscow in the UCL group stage this season, as he will be watching on from the sidelines and on TV.

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