Speaking to Juventus Members in a live video chat this afternoon in Vinovo, Leonardo Bonucci has stated his intention to write new pages in the already glorious club history books by lifting a third consecutive Scudetto title with Juventus.
Linked up to subscribers to the Bianconeri community via Juventus.com, the defender delighted them with his determination to keep on winning as well as the insights he provided into his whole Juve career.
The 26-year-old began: “Winning a third consecutive Scudetto would mean entering into the Juve history books. To be remembered at a club like this, you have to write important pages, and this would certainly be one.”
Bonucci is now into his fourth season with the team he supported as a boy, and he continued by reminiscing about his first day at the club when reflecting on his standout moments with Juventus.
“Signing my first contract for the club was an emotional moment because I’ve been a Juventus fan since a boy. The goal against Palermo that took us past Milan in the race for the first Scudetto was also moving.”
The defender has proved himself a crucial assist man this season, pinging three deadly long balls forward for a goal so far in Serie A, and it was this that he went on to discuss next.
“The secret is believing in your abilities and working on them in training, practicing the moves on the pitch. I like that responsibility of trying to play in my team-mates and the fact that lots of my passes have become assists.”
But it was as matchwinner rather than assist man that he stood out in the Europa League quarter-final first leg away at Lyon.
“There was so much joy and adrenaline after that goal, and it was nice to celebrate it in front of our fans there at the stadium.
“It was an important last-minute goal, and having always been a Juve fan and then wearing this black and white shirt as if it was a second skin, it was a wonderful feeling.”
Bonucci concluded by revealing the secret to his matchday preparations, leaving Juventus Members with words of thanks for all who make themselves heard so passionately at the Bianconeri’s home ground.
“I find the best way of getting myself in the zone on matchday is going out there and feeling the passion of the fans and the adrenaline of wanting to secure a win.
“I like to be first out on the pitch so I can soak up the atmosphere right from the very beginning, and I go to the fans to thank them for already being there to cheer us on.”