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Juventus defender Chiellini: Bonucci? He was always going to leave...

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says there's no grudge against Leonardo Bonucci over his move to AC Milan.

Chiellini insists Bonucci's departure isn't reason for their sluggish start to the season.

"It's part of the game," Chiellini shrugged.

“It probably would have happened next year anyway, because all things must end.

“[Gigi] Buffon, Barzagli and then I will stop, but I definitely expected to finish with this defence and not to find Bonucci as an opponent. As with everything though, we'll deal with it with no problems.

“Are we weaker without Bonucci? I laughed yesterday, because I saw a TV show and from the data they showed we've improved in defence and attack and we came back perfect.

“Until two days ago nothing was good, first they criticised [Gonzalo] Higuain, then Buffon, then they talked about Bonucci, then criticised Chellini and every day someone was talking.

“That comes with the job, but we've been on these levels for many years and we don't let it affect us.

“We know we have to improve a lot, and our objective is to get to March and still be in the hunt for three competitions, with the right disposition."

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