Leonardo Bonucci says Juventus can be happy with a point after tonight’s hard-earned 0-0 stalemate with Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
In a match bereft of clear-cut opportunities, both defences came out on top as the teams played out a goalless draw for the third time in two seasons.
Speaking to Sky after this evening’s result at the Artemio Franchi, he began: “The draw was fair. Fiorentina put in one of their best displays of the season but we showed ourselves to be a solid side and it’s well-earned point against a very good Viola outfit.”
The 27-year-old performed admirably at the back as Juventus racked up their sixth clean sheet in eight away games but seemed noticeably frustrated that he and his team-mates were unable to find a way past Vincenzo Montella’s charges.
“Of course I want us to win every game but that can’t always be the case. It’s a point that allows us to stay top ahead of Roma, regardless of what they do tomorrow.”
Attentions now turn to Tuesday’s crunch Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid at Juventus Stadium and a similar result to tonight’s would see the Bianconeri through to the knockout phase of Europe's elite competition.
Bonucci, however, stated that playing for a point would not be on the players’ minds once they step out on to the pitch in front of their adoring crowd four days from now.
He concluded: “Regarding Tuesday’s match with Atletico, we need to approach it with just one aim: victory. We’re not built to sit back and contain our opponents. We want to win.”