• Khedira hopes to show his worth against Real

    Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira

    Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will come face-to-face with Real Madrid fans once more in Saturday’s Champions League final – and he does not miss them one bit.

    The German World Cup winner joined Juve on a free transfer in June 2015, after five years at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    Injury often hindered Khedira’s progress in the Spanish capital, and although he has nothing but praise for Madrid’s coaching staff, he felt he was undervalued on the terraces.

    “In Madrid, I was appreciated by my coaches and 100 percent fair, but I did not have this recognition in public,” he told Kicker.

    “If I did 10 good games, that was self-evident. If the 11th was not so good, it was asked whether or not I was good enough for the club.”

    Khedira is expected to start at the Principality Stadium, having formed an impressive midfield alliance alongside Miralem Pjanic on the way to retaining Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

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