Juventus star Leonardo Bonucci has paid tribute to outgoing team-mate Giorgio Chiellini.
confirmed after the 4-2 Coppa Italia final loss to Inter that this season will be his last forJuventus
The 37 year old joined Juve in 2004 and since then has won 20 trophies with Bianconeri. The game against Lazio at the Allianz Stadium on Monday will be Chiellini's final home game with a Juventus shirt.
who has won eight Serie A titles alongside Chiellini posted on his Instagram:
"Dear Giorgio, where to start?
"I think it has to be from the end. Today is your day and the day the team, these colours, this dressing room starts to miss you. You have been an example, guidance, a brother, a friend.
"We have shared more than 10 years together, we have rejoiced, we have suffered, we have worked hard, we have closed ranks together, we have fought, we have WON.
"Won a lot with Juve, won something unique with Italy. Being on the pitch alongside you, for me, has been a privilege, an honor. Off the pitch even more so. I have learned from you to be ready for anything.
"Best of luck to you, legend, for what's to come. Whatever it is, you will always do it at the top of the class.
"The invisible piece of rope which followed us onto the pitch will keep us tied together forever in my football battles, in the victories, and in the more difficult moments.
"Thank you, captain. I love you."
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