Bonucci eager to win Juve fans back
- Leonardo Bonucci has voiced his opinion on his future at Juventus
- The centre-back is ready to work hard in order to reestablish his relations with the fans
Bonucci has made the fan community hate himself having orchestrated a shocking move to AC Milan last year. The 31-year-old understands that he will have to restore the fans' attitude with his football:
"I can accept whistles from them. It will be up to me to turn the whistles of our own fans into applause", the Italian says. "I think my answer has got to be on the field, simply because I am a professional and putting the interests of Juventus with an emotional state I was in a year ago, led me to take that decision."
"I realised that decisions taken in moments of anger aren't right and thanks to [Juventus president Andrea] Agnelli, my agents and AC Milan, I've been able to come back to where I call home.", he added, concerning the case when he got Juve fans mad with his goal celebration in a game against his then side, AC Milan.
"I'm a defender so it doesn't happen often that I score, so in that moment I celebrated. Sometimes when I saw others not celebrating [against their former clubs], I criticised them because, according to me, you are defending the colours you are wearing and you are a professional.
I didn't feel comfortable continuing with Juventus; I would not have been myself, so I preferred to change. That change which I thought could give me something extra, over the course of the year didn't work out that way. When you leave your heart somewhere -- in my case in Turin with my family being here and being my home -- I decided to follow my heart again, despite having requests from other clubs in Europe, because my only desire was to come back to Juventus", he claimed.
Bonucci had spent 7 years at Juve before taking off to AC Milan, having made 227 caps with 13 goals scored. After the disappointing season at the rival's side, the Italian international has decided to come back.
Are you ready to forgive him?