Saturday December 31 2011
Bonucci: 'They all fear Juve'

Leonardo Bonucci looks forward to a great 2012 from the camp in Dubai. “Now they all fear Juventus. The future depends only on us.”

The joint Serie A leaders are spending the winter break doing intensive training in Dubai before their next match against Lecce on January 7.

“Now all our opponents fear Juventus and we are at the top of the table,” said the defender.

“The future depends only on us, so we must continue along this path and begin again from Lecce with the same grit we showed at the start of the season.”

Juve are joint top with Scudetto holders Milan and many expect this to be the title tussle throughout the campaign.

“Considering the results achieved so far, I’d say that was true, but we must also not forget Udinese, Napoli and Lazio right behind. Now we have to only focus on facing the next five months, which will be even tougher than the first.”

Bonucci had no intention of complaining that Juventus went straight into a training session after a five-hour flight to Dubai.

“That is the credo of this year. It was the same in America over the summer and I think it’s only right, because that way we easily overcome the fatigue of the journey.”

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