BLOG ITALIA
Saturday November 16 2019
Azzurri built around quality

Italy finally have an identity built around a group of quality midfielders, writes Emmet Gates, but concerns remain in defence.

Roberto Mancini made history. Following Italy’s fluid 3-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica. This was Mancini’s 10th consecutive win with the Azzurri, surpassing the legendary Vittorio Pozzo’s record in the late 1930s. It was also a sixth consecutive away win, another first.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Thursday November 14 2019
Bonucci: 'We'll talk to Ronaldo'

Leonardo Bonucci explains how Italy’s “first form of defence is attack” and reveals Juventus “will meet and talk” to Cristiano Ronaldo soon.

Bonucci recently overtook Alessandro Del Piero as Italy’s 10th most-capped player and will equal Inter legend Giancarlo Facchetti on 94 when the Azzurri face Bosnia-Herzegovina tomorrow.

“Reaching 94 caps like Facchetti is important for me,” he said at a Press conference.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Saturday November 9 2019
Sarri: 'Higuain motivated with Milan'

Maurizio Sarri trusts Gonzalo Higuain will be highly-motivated against Milan, has Cristiano Ronaldo concerns, but Juventus cannot do without Leonardo Bonucci right now.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Milan are a good team, they haven’t done their best yet this season, but anything can happen in a one-off match,” warned Sarri in his press conference.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Saturday November 9 2019
Capello: 'De Ligt better with Chiellini'

Fabio Capello believes Matthijs de Ligt would've enjoyed a better start to his Juventus career had he played alongside Giorgio Chiellini.

De Ligt was signed from Ajax for €75m last summer, but has been scrutinised for several mistakes made during the opening months of his Juve career.

The defender was initially supposed to bide his time and be eased into the first team, however the injury to Chiellini after the first game of the season catapulted the Dutchman straight into the side, alongside Leonardo Bonucci.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday November 6 2019
Bonucci: 'Juve can do it all'

Leonardo Bonucci said Juventus are capable both of playing Maurizio Sarri’s style of football and “suffering” under pressure after beating Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1.

The Bianconeri kept the ball for long periods in Moscow, but with a slow tempo and little effectiveness, until Douglas Costa’s scorching run.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday October 24 2019
'De Ligt will become world's best'

Leonardo Bonucci has urged critics to lay off Matthijs de Ligt and is adamant his Juventus teammate “will become the best defender in the world.”

De Ligt’s early performances for Juve have been scrutinised heavily, given his status as arguably the most promising centre-back in European football and his hefty price tag, but Bonucci has no doubts at all about the Dutchman.

“De Ligt’s fate is already decided,” the 31-year-old told Tuttosport.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday October 23 2019
Better late than never

It will go down as a Juventus victory, but Emmet Gates warns Maurizio Sarri needs to find a solution to defensive opponents.

Better late than never.  Paulo Dybala’s brace against Lokomotiv Moscow spared Juve’s blushes, but the win shouldn’t mask just how poor the Italian champions were.

Maurizio Sarri, who has for the most part got his team selection right so far this season, didn’t this time. He might’ve anticipated that Lokomotiv wouldn’t come to Turin to attack, and they didn’t, finishing the game with a paltry 23% possession.

Do Not Exclude From Feeds
NEWS
Monday October 14 2019
Bonucci: Italy like a club

NEWS
Sunday October 13 2019
Bonucci: 'Family atmosphere for Italy'

Leonardo Bonucci said there is a real “family” atmosphere within the Italy squad and revealed why he’ll “always be grateful” to Roberto Mancini.

The Nazionale will be at Euro 2020 after winning all seven qualifiers so far, including last night’s 2-0 victory over Greece at the Stadio Olimpico.

“A strong rapport has been created between the players and Mancini,” the Juventus defender said at the Festival dello Sport.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Sunday October 13 2019
Buffon: 'I can still have a grand finale'

Gigi Buffon reveals he would’ve retired without PSG, described the “bond of brotherhood” with Juventus teammates, getting to know Cristiano Ronaldo and that Champions League ambition.

The 41-year-old was interviewed during the Festival dello Sport in Trento today, looking back over his career and you can read the rest of those comments here.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/