Juventus, Leonardo Bonucci: open-hearted letter to fans

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Leonardo Bonucci and the letter to fans on the eve of the derby against Torino

Leonardo Bonucci, via the Turin edition of ‘La Repubblica,’ wanted to write a letter to Juventus fans about Juventus’ moment, expressing his most sincere emotions ahead of the Derby della Mole.

“It is a particular period, for us, for the fans. That this derby comes at just the right time? We will see. In the meantime, in the role of captain, I wanted to write the following, at the invitation of the editorial staff of Repubblica, after talking with the club. Already in other seasons the victory in the Derby has turned out to be a watershed, between what could have been and what then was. The stracittadina is always a special match, and although for years the gap between the two teams has been honestly important, we will fight for three points of fundamental importance, for one team and the other, for different reasons. My family and I are lucky to live in Turin, it is a beautiful city. We experience the city as if we have been here forever. We feel like ‘Torinese’ after more than 10 years,” reads the letter from the bianconeri captain.

“When this match approaches in the city there is a different atmosphere, many Toro fans around the streets, with due approach and education, direct mockery towards me that is part of the game while others ask not to hurt their granata heart. The beauty of sports is to ignite a passion and support one’s faith and that is why I can’t wait to take the field, see the stadium full and give everything, together with my team, to bring home the result,” continued the number 19 of the team coached by Massimiliano Allegri.

“To each his own Derby, as long as it is a spectacle for soccer, on and off the field. Happy Derby to everyone and may the best man win,” Bonucci concluded.

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