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Bonucci: “That was the worst performance we’ve had since I’ve been at Juventus”

March 3, 2016 - 8:29 am

Leo Bonucci called last night’s 3-0 Coppa Italia loss to Inter “the worst performance we’ve had since I’ve been at Juventus.”

Juve were leading 3-0 heading into last night’s second-leg clash, but remarkably, they managed to concede 3 goals and had to rely on penalties to win the match.

“I’m not going to lie, that was the worst performance we’ve had since I’ve been at Juventus,” he told Rai Sport.

“We got the approach wrong, we got everything wrong and made it easier for Inter.

“We made life difficult for ourselves. We did well and were fortunate to take it to penalties, which at that stage are a lottery.”

Bonucci wore a special captains armband during the match and explained it’s meaning after the match.

“It was for PierMario Morosini, as soon sadly it’ll be the anniversary of his death and I wanted to wear it tonight.”

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    BelgianJuventino March 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Its positive that he and the team realise their performance yesterday was an abomination.

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    BelgianJuventino March 3, 2016 at 11:16 am

    The amount of errors in this game was out of this world. I was really annoyed with Cuadrado’s ball control, whenever he got a ball it bounced worlds away from him.

    The result is not his fault, it wasn’t any individuals fault, but as a team it was an abysmal performance.

    Thank god Marchisio and Mandzukic will be fit for Atalanta, with the return of the other starting players into the fold

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      Moderator March 4, 2016 at 9:49 am

      I think the formation just didn;t work – They overran us in midfield and pressed us all over the pitch.

      Truth be told, i just want us to focus on the league here on out – We may be able to achieve the impossible against Bayern, but the league > Champions League for me.

      Lets get Chiellini fit and close this season out. The turnaround has been incredible

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        BelgianJuventino March 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

        4-4-2 indeed isnt ideal, I’m not sure why Allegri chose that formation. Still I think mentality was the big factor here, Juve assumed it was done and dusted and they nearly paid the ultimate price for it.

        I don’t entirely agree with Serie A over CL, right now I do agree because I just don’t expect us to beat Bayern.

        In general though, I want Juve to do well in the CL for more international recognition as a European giant. We have to show that last season wasnt a one time succes. (I would love to see more Juve on the streets here in Belgium too, hehe)

        A domestic double should be the main target, CL is a great bonus for this season!

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          Moderator March 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm

          Absolutely agree – there was arrogance in the build up but no follow up. We should have seen the warning signs – Thorir and the others called on the real Inter to show up at the Coppa game….and they did. So poor on our part to underestimate them, simply because of the win in the first leg and at the weekend.

          I’ll never dispute the grwoth of the club and the need to progress in Europe…..but this season, the fifth title is so important. In part it’s a vindication of Allegri – He made changes to the team and this is now ‘his’ juve – not Conte’s. I want the title to be his and his alone.

          My only fear is that a QF place in the CL would mean more nerves, preperation and the possibility of more injuries. At this stage, i’d love to see us beat Bayern, but at the same time, are we only going to be knocked out by the likes of Barca again ? The injuries have taken their toll – some games, the team looks tired at times and the rotation doesn’t always work.

          But as i say, whatever happens, i’ll take it !

          Lets hope and pray we get back on the right track V Atalanta this weekend. There’s always a slip up or two these days and we need to exploit any weaknesses that Napoli and the others show

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            BelgianJuventino March 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm

            I think that is the best attitude us fans can have right now. If we beat Bayern, great! If we don’t, we gave it our all and we can fully focus on the league.

            I think by now we can call it Allegri’s Juve, Conte has been gone for two years now. In my eyes at least this is a very different team compared to the Conte Juve.

            A win against Atalanta will be essential, even if only to restore morale and pride within the team after the horror show in San Siro!