‘Juve didn’t make me feel important’-Bonucci

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Bonucci was part of the Juventus side that won the Serie A for six successive seasons, and also reaching the final of the CL two times in the last three seasons.

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Leonardo Bonucci

Former Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci has given an insight into why he left the Serie A champions for rivals, AC Milan.

Bonucci, who joined Juventus in 2010 from Bari, said he didn’t feel important at the 2016/17 UEFA champions league finalists.

“To give 100 per cent, I need to feel important, something that at Juventus was recently happening only in fits and starts,” he said.

The 30year-old, who has since joined up with his new team mates, completed a €42million transfer to Milan this summer, with the deal completed on Thursday.

The Italy international reportedly had problems with manager, Massimiliano Allegri, after both had a heated argument in a Serie A match against Palermo, and the defender was dropped for a CL match against Porto, for disciplinary reasons.

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He said those weren’t the first signs of a problem between him and Allegri, but the final straw which has culminated to his departure from the Turin side.

“People thought that was the most striking thing, but in truth it was just the final straw,” Bonucci said.

‘There had been other situations before that,” he added.

With the defender expecting to face his former employers and their fans next season, Bonucci says he’s ready for whatever reception that might come his way.

“They ought to know that, just like the insults I received when wearing the Bianconeri shirt fired me up, it’ll be the same if they jeer me.”

He was part of the Juventus side that won the Serie A for six successive seasons, and also reaching the final of the CL two times in the last three seasons.

 

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