Leonardo Bonucci has hailed the importance of a strong defensive performance from the entire Bianconeri rearguard in seeing out this evening’s 1-0 away win over Catania.
The defender was a key part of Juventus’ fifth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions, and in his post-match interview he praised the way the team held firm after Carlos Tevez put them in front.
Speaking after the final whistle, the 26-year-old began: “We knew that it was going to be a difficult one, as it always is when we play here. Catania are an aggressive team that were definitely up for it today, but we were strong in seeing it out.
“They started strongly, but in the second half they dropped off a bit while we continued to dictate the tempo. We struck and then set ourselves up to be able to bring home these three crucial points in the race for the Scudetto.”
Juve do not just seem to be heading for the Scudetto; their current momentum is also in the realm of records. Bonucci, however, concluded by stressing that the team should keep their feet firmly on the ground.
“We shouldn’t concern ourselves with records. Our objective every time we take to the field is three points, irrespective of the records there to be beaten. That’s the only way you book your place in history.
“We’ve managed an important defensive solidarity despite the same players always featuring in these last few games. That means that we’re training well, we’re in a good state of mind and above all we’re physically strong.”