Bonucci has thanked Internazionale for showing him the door last summer.
“I left Inter for market reasons and I joined Genoa,” he stated on Thursday. “I was lucky really because if that had not happened then I wouldn’t be at Juventus today.”
Bonucci was signed by the Marassi outfit who instantly sold a half-share in him to Bari, a club who gave the defender a chance to catch the eye of former Italy boss Marcello Lippi last term.
“My explosion was a surprise for everybody,” he added. “I always believed in my potential, but I didn’t think that I would reach the national team so soon.”