Tuesday May 10 2011
Bonucci: 'Juve not just unlucky'

Leonardo Bonucci says Juventus were “unlucky” against Chievo, but also concedes “if this keeps happening then it can't just be bad luck.”

The Bianconeri threw away a 2-0 lead in the space of 60 seconds for a 2-2 draw on Monday night that effectively ended their top four ambitions.

“Once again we have to comment on a strange game where, despite going 2-0 up, ended in a draw that ruined our hopes of reaching the Champions League,” wrote Bonucci on his website.

“From what we have seen on the field in this tormented year, it's obvious that even fortune has turned its back on us. Just look at the fact Giorgio Chiellini hit the upright, followed by Luca Toni soon after.

“However, this mustn't release us of our responsibilities. When a situation like this keeps happening, then it can't just be bad luck.”

Not only are Juventus going to miss out on the Champions League, but they could fail to qualify for Europe altogether.

If Palermo reach the Coppa Italia Final, then only the top six Serie A sides will enter the Europa League.

“Now we have the final two games of the season and must give our all. Not picking up six points would mean being completely ruled out of Europe. That would truly be too much for the Juve fans, who deserve so much more.”

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