Sunday September 1 2013
Bonucci: 'This is Conte's Juve'

Leonardo Bonucci explained his assist technique and why the side that beat Lazio 4-1 “is the Juventus Antonio Conte wants.”

The defender set up two goals in last night’s Serie A match with perfectly-weighted balls over the top. Click here for a full match report.

“These are things we practice in training during the week. It went well tonight with my left foot, while I had already done a pass like that with my right in the game that won the Scudetto,” he revealed.

“This is the Juventus that Conte wants, especially in the opening 25 minutes. We slowed the tempo after Miroslav Klose’s goal, but in the second half thanks to Mirko Vucinic we were able to restore our two-goal cushion. We then did well to finish off the match with Carlos Tevez.

“Gigi Buffon had every reason to be angry with us, though, as we allowed Lazio too many shots from distance.”

The victory came just two weeks after Juve demolished Lazio 4-0 in the Italian Super Cup.

“We put in two great performances. In the Super Cup we punished them with goals in quick succession, whereas this time we built chances from start to finish.

“We played with the same rage and passion that stood us apart over the last two seasons.”

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