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England have turned into Italy - Juventus defender Bonucci

Leonardo Bonucci is of the belief that the England team has changed its game to become more like the renowned defensive Italian units of the past.

The Three Lions have made life difficult for their first three opponents (France, Sweden and Ukraine) at Euro2012, proving hard to break down, which has not been lost on Azzurri defender Bonucci.

"In a certain way, yes, England have become more like an Italian team, " the Juventus man told reporters ahead of the clash between the two counries in the quarter-finals on Sunday.

"This is thanks to [Fabio] Capello and all the Italian managers in the Premier League.

"So now England are defending better. They can play on the counterattack. So I think we have to be really careful against this team.

"I think we have to put in a complete team performance in order to defeat them."

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Andrew Slevison
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