Sunday December 8 2019
Bonucci: 'Juve can't concede like this'

Leonardo Bonucci warned Juventus “cannot concede this many goals” after losing 3-1 to Lazio. “It’s all well and good creating beautiful football, but we need determination too.”

The Bianconeri suffered their first defeat of the season in all competition, as after Juan Cuadrado was sent off, the Aquile ran riot with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Felipe Caicedo.

Bonucci was asked how the team had taken this setback in the dressing room.

“We haven’t had that conversation yet, as it’s important to let everything calm down a little bit first, but we certainly had incidents that went against us,” the captain told DAZN.

“It was a great first half and we dominated Lazio without allowing them anything really, then after the break both situations that didn’t go our way in attack and some refereeing decisions affected the result.”

Cuadrado was sent off for stopping a clear scoring opportunity when he felled Manuel Lazzari on the counter-attack, as at the time it was still 1-1.

This result means Juve have one point from their last two Serie A games and have conceded five goals in the process, drawing 2-2 with Sassuolo and falling 3-1 to Lazio.

“We have to improve, that is obvious, because a team like ours cannot concede this many goals,” continued Bonucci.

“We must rediscover that ability to suffer in moments when we’re under pressure. It’s all well and good creating beautiful football, but we also need that determination and hunger to avoid conceding.

“Our path is clear, it’s up to us to put it all on to the pitch.”

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