When Leonardo Bonucci marks his teammates Italy internationals Giacomo Raspadori, Domenico Berardi, and Gianluca Scamacca during Sassuolo-Juventus, he warns that all camaraderie and mutual respect are set to one side.
In October, the Neroverdi had already defeated the Old Lady 2-1 in Turin, but they have only managed one success on their field in 2015.
"In addition to their natural technique, we have seen that Sassuolo bring something additional to their games against the major clubs. This is encouraging. We have to provide something more to get the better of them,"Leonardo Bonucci
said in an interview with Sky Sport Italia.
In the event of a win,
would close the gap on third-placed Napoli to just one point while also creating a healthy cushion between themselves andRoma
"We need to pick up points to be a team, which we have demonstrated via our outstanding performances. When you put on a terrific performance, the outcome almost always follows suit."
"We might finish third or fourth, but the matter is that we came here to get three points."
will face up against Bonucci's fellow Italy international.
"We haven't spoken to each other in a few days. I have a great deal of respect for them, and we will always be brothers because we won the European Championship together, but today we don't know each other, and we are only competitors on the field."
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