Thursday December 1 2011
Bonucci: Blame me for Napoli goal

Juventus stopper Leonardo Bonucci has accepted responsibility for Napoli’s third goal in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw.

The Azzurri went 3-1 up after Goran Pandev took advantage of the Italian international’s misjudgement to slot the ball past Gigi Buffon.

“I’m really disappointed with the third goal we conceded,” the former Inter and Bari man noted.

“I was sure that I could beat Pandev to the ball, but unfortunately it went the way it did. That goal was my fault.

“Hopefully this incident will make me stronger and improves my concentration.

“I’ll take everyone out for dinner to make up for my error.”

Although disenchanted with himself, Bonucci has applauded his teammates for their reaction at the San Paolo to take home a point.

“What can I say? We have the character of a lion,” the centre-back continued. “It was a great game and the result has given us even more strength and conviction.

“Now we have an improving Cesena on Sunday in Turin and it won’t be an easy game for us. But we are obliged to win in our own home!”