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Bonucci: ‘Atletico draw hurts’

September 19, 2019 - 2:32 pm

Juventus captain Leonardo Bonucci says the 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid ‘hurts’ and that the team has to be more concentrated in future.

The Bianconeri went 2-0 ahead against the hosts but say their lead pegged back late in the game, leaving them with a point from their first Champions League group game of the season.

“In the first half, Atletico were pressing a lot and we were a little slow moving the ball, but when we did speed it up, we got into their penalty area,” Bonucci told Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s a pity to concede two goals on set plays. We had a great performance, but we’ve got to be more focused, because this has happened too many times now. Everyone has to be more concentrated. A side like ours cannot keep conceding this many goals from set plays.

“We got away with it against Napoli and picked up the three points, but tonight we dropped two points and that hurts.

“Our confidence level was high, we caused Atletico a lot of problems and it’s just a pity that Cristiano’s shot in stoppages didn’t go in.

“We were hungry for victory, so there was tension at the final whistle. Everyone should take responsibility for the goals we conceded and we wash our dirty laundry behind closed doors.”

[Translation from Football Italia]

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