Tuesday July 30 2013
Bonucci fights for three-dom

Leonardo Bonucci has dismissed suggestions Juventus boss Antonio Conte needs to change the system in Turin.

Conte has used a variety of formations since his arrival two years ago, but the 3-5-2 has developed into his preferred shape.

Bonucci is very much at the centre of the three-man defence, seeing as he is asked to start up play in the middle of Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini.

“The truth is that the system gets the best out of all of us,” the Italian international noted. “We’ve won two Scudetti with the three-man defence and I don’t see any reason to change.

“My job is to continue proving my worth, otherwise boss Conte wouldn’t pick me in the team.”

Suggestions earlier this summer claimed that Conte was pondering a tactical evolution in view of becoming more competitive in the Champions League.

The Old Lady will start the season as favourites for the championship and Bonucci insists Conte is working them just as hard as in the past.

“The Coach hasn’t change over the last two years, he still has the same hunger,” the former Bari player added. “Just like all of us in the squad.”