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“That penalised me,” Bernardeschi reveals why he struggled at Juventus

July 29, 2022 - 9:24 am

Federico Bernardeschi has looked back on his time as a Juventus player and revealed why he struggled at the club.

The midfielder has just left the Bianconeri as a free agent and joined the MLS side, Toronto FC.

When he moved to Juve in 2017, he was one of the best players in Serie A and the best at Fiorentina.

Fans and pundits expected so much from him, but he failed to live up to the hype.

He left Juve after struggling to find a place on their team for the last few seasons he was on their books, and the return of Max Allegri didn’t help him to get better.

The midfielder has now blamed not nailing down a particular position on the team as a reason for his poor time in Turin.

He said, as quoted by Football Italia: “I was always very open to playing in different positions, so that penalised me. I don’t have any regrets, I had 30-35 appearances on average per year and I earned my keep.”

Juve FC Says

Bernardeschi was over-hyped, and that proved bad for him at Juve.

He probably thought too highly of himself and we also expected too much from him.

He is just an average Italian talent that had a good start to his career at Fiorentina.

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    martinn July 29, 2022 at 10:52 am

    he made appearances so it`s not as if he was a ramsey, i`ll give him that

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    Juvent1n0chivasso July 29, 2022 at 11:58 am

    He was not over hyped. He was never played the way he was at Fiorentina. You don’t just play that way at one team and then not on another. At fiorentina he played on the right and then cut in with his massive left foot. He has a great long shot that was never taken advantage of. Why because Dybala was also left footed and preferred that right side. Then they also went and got kulusevski and chiesa who also prefer it. I wonder how chiesa will be when he comes back and has to play on the left because di maria is on the right. Bernedeschi also took all the free kicks at Fiorentina and at juve very little. By the second year it’s like he says. Playing all different positions and it stunted his growth and confidence. I’m sorry but you are 100% wrong bernedeschi could have been great if handled properly. These guys should just stay where they are and try to make those teams great. It probably would work out better for them. The giant teams are often talent and spirit crushers for certain players. Especially the young and unestablished.