Juventus defender Bonucci: Ventura helped my development

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci admits his game accelerated when working with Giampiero Ventura at Bari.

Bonucci is now one of the brightest prospects in Italian football and has shown a tendency to score plenty of goals for a centre-back.

“Since I was in the youth team I would love to dribble past opponents with a dummy. That tendency got even stronger under Giampiero Ventura at Bari, as we never threw the ball away,” he told La Stampa newspaper.

“These technical flicks and tricks come naturally to me and I don’t really think about them.

“I did a backheel against Udinese and if he could’ve done, the Coach would’ve strangled me!

“Unfortunately, or fortunately, it is a characteristic of mine, but I must try to limit it.”

 
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