Bonucci is regarded as your typical Italian stopper.
And he explained, “I always grew up wanting to be of help to the team, providing assists as a midfielder or scoring goals as a striker. I had to reset that way of thinking and realise I could be important as a defender too.
“People call me an atypical defender and that's because of my past, but I realised over time that I can make the difference and help my team by saving a goal too. Everyone wants to be a striker when they are 14-15…
“I watched Alessandro Nesta videos, as he had similar characteristics, studied carefully and applied myself."