Monday November 7 2016
Bonucci: 'I didn't call City'

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that there has been no contact between himself and Manchester City.

The 29-year-old also admitted that his side were struggling in midfield, but told La Domenica Sportiva that he was confident the team will return to a more convincing style of play.

"Manchester City said that I had called them to move there? I did not call anybody, they have not called me personally.

"I would honestly win all the games 1-0 but at the end of the day, a more beautiful way of playing will come.

"Our character will improve, there is time for us to grow, but as long as you win it means that the team is there and the future is bright.

"Our goal is to win. Of course, missing [Paulo] Dybala is an important factor, he is one of those who can decide games by himself. He gives us fluidity playing between the lines.

"Where do we need reinforcements? These things are not my responsibility, but maybe in the future, I hope to be a coach for many years.

"Truthfully, the area where we are a little short is in midfield. Many players are not at their best, [Kwadwo] Asamoah is still out, even [Stefano] Sturaro and [Mario] Lemina are not 100%, plus [Claudio] Marchisio returned from a serious injury.

"It’s the only area, but we need to reinforce to provide us with strength in depth, not to change the starting 11.

"Perhaps we are paying a little bit for the injuries, the discussion surrounding the midfield is a matter of characteristics, these injuries will lead to always playing the same players who are running on empty.

"We must improve, but at the moment we have to manage with what we have."

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