Merih Demiral celebrating his tackle like a goal against Hellas Verona

Proper old-school defender

Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral is a striker’s nightmare.

The Turkish international is smart, doesn’t mind getting dirty and often throws his body on the line.

Demiral is starting to prove himself at Juventus following an ACL injury in January which kept him on the sidelines for 5 months.

Games are coming thick & fast now and the 22-year-old will need to be at this best as Juventus are suffering a defensive crisis following injuries to Giorgio Chiellini, Matthijs de Ligt and Leonardo Bonucci.

Bonucci becomes the latest to join the list after limping off the field during the 1-1 draw against Hellas Verona on Sunday.

Demiral celebration against Verona

In what could be called as one of the best moments of the game against Verona, Demiral celebrated his tackle and ball recovery by pumping his fists at the Juventus Stadium.

Fans absolutely loved the moment because you just love to see a defender celebrate a beautiful defensive play as if it was a goal, check out the moment below –