Bonucci Dishes on Juventus Exit: “They Were Wrong”

Leonardo Bonucci revisited his Juventus departure with some bitterness in the presser ahead of the Champions League game versus Napoli (via TuttoSport).

“I still feel good and alive and can keep up with the pace in training, which is an important response to me. In my last two years in Turin, they used to tell me I couldn’t sustain certain rhythms for 90 minutes. Instead, if somebody is fine mentally and practices well and with intensity, he can replicate that in matches too. The Bianconeri were wrong on that.”

Bonucci confirmed his plan to retire at the end of the season.

“I don’t think I will finish my career in Italy. This should be my final campaign. Hopefully, it’ll end with playing with the Azzurri in Euro 2024. Coming back to my home country is always nice. We’re a bit nostalgic, but I made this choice thinking about the future to open my mind to cultures that experience football differently. It’ll be motivating to play in a heated stadium. The absence of Victor Osimhen will surely be a disadvantage for Napoli. He’s one of the best strikers around.”

Bonucci commented on how Juventus started their season.

“They have great chances of winning the Scudetto. I’d be happy for my teammates and the history and the club. You all know I would have liked to close my career there, but it wasn’t possible, and the reasons for that are public.”

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