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Bonucci – I learned so much from Milan move

6th December 2019, 16:31 by Tom Hill

Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci says he is now a better player after his year-long spell at AC Milan during the 2017-18 campaign.

The 32-year-old played 35 matches in Serie A for Milan but his spell at the San Siro was short-lived.

Bonucci agreed a five-year contract as Milan paid 42million euros for his services in what was a huge coup for the club.

Milan’s manager at the time, Vincenzo Montella, named him club captain but he failed to live up to the hype.

Thirteen months after leaving the club, Bonucci returned to Juventus as Mattia Caldara moved in the other direction.

The Viterbo-born defender has made 60 appearances in all competitions for Juventus since his return and believes he is now at the top of his game.

He told reporters: “If I think back to the Leonardo I was two or three years ago, I would not have made certain decisions.

“The decision to go to Milan, as everyone knows, made me mature as a man. It was a big chance and perhaps too big for the man I was at the time.

“The young Leonardo was a bit too fiery. When you meet someone who gives you good advice for your own, you must have the humility to listen.”

Juventus are currently second in Serie A, one point behind Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.

Bonucci has helped The Old Lady avoid defeat this season but they will be put through their paces when they travel to the capital to take on Lazio this weekend.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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