Leonardo Bonucci admits he was not the ‘real’ him at Milan but assures they let him ‘mature’ and hopes Gonzalo Higuain ‘gets back to being a great player’.
Bonucci lasted just one season at Milan before heading back to Juventus last summer, while Higuain joined Chelsea on Wednesday after a similarly-brief spell at San Siro.
“I’ve matured, I’m now more rational when I make decisions,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“Life brings you experiences that make you grow: I lived through them in a strong way, both on and off the field.
“Today I can say I’m a better man or at least different to who I was in the past. The Bonucci at Milan wasn’t the real Bonucci.
“The past matters little today if it doesn’t teach you to be a better person, so let’s look forward and prepare well for our next few matches.
“I wish Piatek and all of Milan good luck. Regardless of what happened, they remain a wonderful memory for me, an interlude that made me mature, above all on a human level. It’s for that reason that I needed to go home [back to Juve].
“Higuain? He’s a friend and we recently had dinner together. He looked well to me and I hope he gets back to being the great player he is.”
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