Wednesday September 18 2019
Bonucci: 'Can't keep conceding these'

Leonardo Bonucci and Juventus were furious at their 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid. “We cannot keep conceding goals from set plays.”

The Bianconeri had gone 2-0 up through Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi, but conceded two headers from dead ball situations.

“In the first half, Atletico were pressing a lot and we were a little slow moving the ball, but when we did speed it up, we got into their penalty area,” the captain told Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s a pity to concede two goals on set plays. We had a great performance, but we’ve got to be more focused, because this has happened too many times now. Everyone has to be more concentrated. A side like ours cannot keep conceding this many goals from set plays.

“We got away with it against Napoli and picked up the three points, but tonight we dropped two points and that hurts.”

It is a sign of progress compared to last season that Juve out-played Atleti at the Wanda Metropolitano for long periods and scored two goals.

“Our confidence level was high, we caused Atletico a lot of problems and it’s just a pity that Cristiano’s shot in stoppages didn’t go in.”

Bonucci was asked about some moments of irritation between Cuadrado and his teammates after the final whistle.

“We were hungry for victory, so there was tension at the final whistle. Everyone should take responsibility for the goals we conceded and we wash our dirty laundry behind closed doors.”

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