Tuesday March 8 2011
Bonucci: 'Unity during Juve crisis'

Leonardo Bonucci insists Juventus can emerge from their crisis “by remaining united and taking responsibility.”

The Bianconeri fell to a third consecutive defeat on Saturday, losing 1-0 at home to Milan, and Champions League qualification now looks to be beyond them.

“It is necessary to stay united,” said the defender. “By remaining united and taking our share of the responsibility, we can begin again.

“As I have said more than once, what we probably need is more grit and concentration, without letting ourselves get surprised by pointless and dangerous tension on the field.

“Unfortunately, we have seen the consequences of that, which are that lack of focus and excessive tension only increase our difficulties in reacting to going a goal down.”

Ultras protested after the Milan game and called for Coach Gigi Del Neri to be sacked.

“I perfectly understand the disappointment of our fans,” continued Bonucci on his personal website.

“They have every right to make us see we're not doing as well as we should, and especially as well as we would like.

“We therefore hope to return as soon as possible to the balance we had at the start of the season. We want to win games, continue working and analysing our defects so that we can close this ugly period as quickly as possible.”

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