Leonardo Bonucci explained the approach against Chelsea. “If we sit back and wait, then we’re not Juventus.”
The Bianconeri crushed Chelsea 3-0 in Turin to leapfrog them into second place in the Champions League group.
“We knew that we had to keep believing and keep pushing. When we step on to the field as Juventus, then we can have our say in Italy or in Europe,” said the defender.
“Tonight we dominated the reigning champions of Europe, so we proved that we are competitive and now go to Donetsk. We are not really built to defend, so we will go there looking for the win.
“If we sit back and wait, then we’re not Juventus. We have shown over the last 18 months that our characteristics are attacking, pressing them in their own half and winning back the ball to pin teams back. We can’t do that if we are not aggressive.
“Chelsea made the most of two or three mistaken movements, including mine, to go on the counter. We only allowed them two chances down to our errors.
“All of us knew that we had to bring out more than 100 per cent from ourselves to beat the reigning European Champions. We had to fight for every ball and work to the last drop of sweat. That is Juventus.”