Thursday March 20 2014
Bonucci: 'Juve are a great team'

Leonardo Bonucci said Juventus were able to eliminate Fiorentina thanks to “the awareness we are a great team.”

Andrea Pirlo’s free kick proved decisive on the night and overall, sending the Bianconeri through 2-1 on aggregate into the Europa League quarter-finals.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game because they too wanted to keep going in this competition,” Bonucci told Mediaset.

“We played with the awareness that we are a great team and the right humility that allowed us to suffer under pressure.

“Plus we have a champion like Pirlo who can turn any game. Those who step on to the field put themselves at the disposal of the side and sacrifice for their teammates.

“We will enjoy the victory and only think about the draw after the match with Catania. Scudetto? Until it is mathematically ours, we won’t say we’ve won anything.”