Bernardeschi: 'It was joy, not anger'.

Fri 13 November 2020 | 10:32

Federico Bernardeschi contradicts implications of him experiencing a 'convoluted' spell at Juventus, and guarantees there was no 'anger' in his celebrations for Italy national team.

The 26-year-old winger scored for Italy in a 4-0 match against Estonia last night, yet he is still striving to make a positive effect on his club since he joined



“I am very happy with the goal,” he told RAI Sport.

“I shouted during my celebration to express a great deal of joy, because it was a wonderful moment. There was no anger, I leave that to others.”


was asked if he was experiencing a 'muddled' time in his profession. 

“That depends on how you look at it. Some like to see everything as complicated, I just see it as a normal period that can happen in football.

“I started this season late because I was out for 45 days, and that’s quite a lot, especially when everyone else is training and you can’t, then when you do return, you’re far behind the others. I only know one way to go about it and that’s to work, sacrifice and get into shape as soon as possible.

“I am at the disposal of the coach, I play where he asks me to, I spoke to

Andrea Pirlo

and he has faith in me. Obviously, when the staff changes, there are some new situations you must adapt to, so it takes time.

“There were some issues of incompatibility with

Maurizio Sarri

and Juventus. He probably wasn’t able to express himself to us and we weren’t able to understand him.”

It has been said that Bernardeschi plays to a higher standard for Italy over Juventus.

“I love it here. I think the coach and his staff have done exceptional work since the World Cup play-off with Sweden. They were able to reconstruct a whole new team full of enthusiasm and joy, so these are the results. I have a strong rapport with Roberto Mancini, he was always very honest and clear with me, so I will always thank him.”

source: SportMob

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