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Juventus defender Bonucci: De Ligt the future of defenders

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has no doubts about the potential of teammate Matthijs de Ligt.

The former Ajax captain has had an inconsistent start to his Serie A career.

But Bonucci told La Stampa: "We've all been there, I told him to stay calm. He's the future of defenders."

On adjusting to coach Maurizio Sarri's methods, he added: "The changes most affect the defenders.

"It'll take time. We've conceded avoidable goals."

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