Sun 01 May 2022 | 14:53

Leonardo Bonucci believes fresh blood is a must for Juventus

Juventus are certain to qualify for the Champions League, but Leonardo Bonucci stated that the team needs 'new blood' after defeating Venezia.

Leonardo Bonucci

believes that a


team in need of "rejuvenation" requires new blood. With a 2-1 Serie A victory over bottom club


, Bonucci scored a brace, including a 76th-minute winner, as Juve took another step towards earning Champions League qualifying for next season.

Juve now has an 11-point lead over


, who play


later on Sunday. Fabio Miretti, an eighteen-year-old midfielder who made an impressive start, was praised by Bonucci for his performance and the infusion of youth into a team that is trailing in a Scudetto competition it has dominated in recent years.

"Fabio gave a fantastic performance, but we already knew his qualities and had no doubts that he'd do well, despite his youth," says the director "

Sky Sport Italia

quoted Bonucci as saying.

"The squad is in the midst of a makeover, and new blood is always welcome. My responsibility is to pass on my knowledge, to instill in others the urge to never give up and to fight till the end."

Bonucci continued, referring to his wife's sponsored walk for the hospital that cared for their kid after he became unwell following hernia surgery: "It was a wonderful day for my entire family, and it felt like a full circle after my wife's charitable endeavor.

"We needed to win to guarantee that the next three games were not too difficult, but Venezia deserve respect for coming here and playing open football. We must always improve because we have seen that when the motor is revved up, we can have a say. These last few games should be used as training for next season."

source: SportMob

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