Bonucci has thanked Internazionale for showing him the door last summer.
âI left Inter for market reasons and I joined Genoa,â he stated on Thursday. âI was lucky really because if that had not happened then I wouldnât be at Juventus today.â
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.
âMy explosion was a surprise for everybody,â he added. âI always believed in my potential, but I didnât think that I would reach the national team so soon.â