Tuesday January 12 2021
Carnevali: 'Bonucci deserved a red card’

Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali believes Leonardo Bonucci deserved a red card in Juventus-Sassuolo and predicts Inter will beat the Old Lady on Sunday.

The Neroverdi lost 3-1 away at Juventus on Sunday and were reduced to 10 men when Pedro Obiang was shown a red card for a reckless tackle on Federico Chiesa in the first half.

Carnevali, however, believes it was Leonardo Bonucci who deserved to be sent off for a foul on Francesco Caputo.

“We could be angry, because Bonucci was not sent off. He made that foul and maybe a red card would have been fair,” the Sassuolo director told Tiki Taka.

Bonucci wrestled Ciccio Caputo back, but there were other defenders in the vicinity and they were still quite a long way from goal.

Juventus face Inter at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday.

“I think Inter will win, they have the most complete squad at the moment.

“I am a close friend of [Beppe] Marotta,” he continued.

“He taught me so many things. I’ve begun my career with him at Monza and I continued at Ravenna and Como.

“He helped me so much at the beginning.”

Could he move to Inter to replace the Nerazzurri director?

“This is not the moment, that’s for sure. I am happy at Sassuolo, a great club, I am not going to leave.”