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He is seen as a key figure that can lead the team back to the top, after all, he got used to the top playing for Juventus for years, but he has ‘warned’ everyone at the club that they are still far from reaching the Bianconeri.
It will take a lot of work before we can reach Juve’s level
Leonardo Bonucci told Mediaset Premium after AC Milan’s impressive performance against Shkendija in the Europa League’s playoffs. The Italian side won 6-0 their biggest win in a UEFA competition in a quarter of a century(!), even against a rather weak opponent.
It was hard to break them down but the team did really well. We need to improve in possession, but we’re on the right track. We take the good things but also what needs to be improved and what the negative elements in the match were
Bonucci said. As for how he felt in his official debut wearing Milan’s shirt;
It was a wonderful feeling, especially in the opening few minutes
the Italy international said. As a newly-appointed captain, he took the initiative to say a few things to his teammates in a circle just before kick-off, mostly warning them against complacency.
I tried to tell the team that there is no easy game, you have to step onto the pitch to earn the victory every time. They already knew that, so I didn’t tell them anything new
the 30-year-old said.