Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has dismissed their critics after Sunday's draw with Cagliari.

Juve moved clear at the top of the standings thanks to Milan's loss against Inter last night, but their failure to beat the Sardinian outfit has been highlighted by critics.

"We're top and we're alone up there," the defender wrote on his official website on Monday afternoon.

"I wanted to start with that phrase because I've heard a lot of criticism aimed at us because we didn't win.

"I, however, want to remind everyone that we are in first place and we are unbeaten.

"It's obvious that winning would have been best, but we'll take this draw and we'll look to the future with optimism and faith.

"We face Atalanta next and it'll be a battle like against Cagliari. We have just one requirement and that is to try to win the game."