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EXCLUSIVE TJ – For everything Bernardeschi: “I will always support Juve, I gave everything for this shirt. It is the strongest CR7 in Europe, that is what is missing in the present day. And in Toronto…”

Every participant has a dream to be in the skilled staff and desires to win vital trophies. Federico Bernardeschi he did it carrying a Juventus shirt and, as we noticed in our interview, he loved each second of those 5 years. Our staff of editors contacted him abroad, particularly, to speak about his expertise in Toronto and, after all, his previous with the Juventus shirt:

Let’s begin at the finish and out of your expertise to date, what satisfied you to just accept Toronto?

“The resolution was the results of what I noticed and affected the form of the pictures a number of months in the past. They made me perceive the undertaking and the nice need that it has, soccer right here in America is rising lots. Other contributions, I thought it was time to come back and make a change. I consider it was the greatest resolution which I would have executed, I am very pleased with this”.

What are your targets?

“I got here right here to attempt to win as I did in Europe, there is an important need on my half and this undertaking is actual. Obviously it is not straightforward to win, and it will not be. As I see myself between 5 /10 I don’t ask myself this query, I am an individual who thinks lots about the current and day-after-day . I will not transfer ahead. I consider that TFC is the greatest for me and my household.”

Did you anticipate such a excessive degree of continuity from the realization? In 10 video games in Toronto you’ve got scored the identical targets (8) from 2017 to 2022 with Juventus.

“Honestly, I anticipated, even when I took the penalties right here, which is one other probability to have the ability to rating. I have had targets in my legs and I have by no means missed them, however at Juve I put apart placing myself apart. staff work. I thought extra about the staff’s outcomes than private” .

Why did you allow Fiorentina in 2017, the place you had been well-known and an icon to the followers, to go to Juventus to play for your house a yr earlier than the World Cup in Russia? What made you progress?

“For private ambitions, as a result of going to the prime membership in Europe at the age of 23 is the dream of each footballer. At Juventus I would have had the alternative to win trophies, play with nice gamers and be certainly one of them. It was actually lots. Fun”.

For the followers, the greatest match you performed with Juve is undoubtedly the one in opposition to Atletico in March 2019. Do you agree?

“Yes, I suppose it will stay for a few years in the historical past of soccer. It was a loopy comeback, in entrance of our followers, in opposition to staff. There was unimaginable vitality, I nonetheless keep in mind each second. .the solely yr we couldn’t win the Champions League, in 2018/19 we had been the strongest in Europe”.

Maybe there are issues subsequent yr, as a result of Lyon appears like they could possibly be at your degree.

“Yes, sadly in these years they had been eradicated due to our errors greater than the opponents. With Ajax there have been two or three areas the place we might have averted everything in the first leg and on the manner again, then there was Lyon and the penalty space: even in these conditions some issues didn’t go properly. We made a number of errors ‘no, no membership in these years took us out of the Champions League as the prime’.

Was it tough to vary three coaches and lots of philosophies in three years?

“It was not heavy, if you change as a result of there is a search for new information. In latest years, in my opinion, this is what has been missing somewhat, in addition to continuity. In the successful cycle it was precisely. proceed the robust level of the bianconeri first with Conte after which with Allegri, then in the final time it failed. This is my opinion.”

The arduous query: the greatest Scudetto?

“Of course the first one, however the second one was superb, since you went out on the discipline and also you had been glad, you knew the energy of the staff and all its workers. Not solely the house owners had been robust. , all the members of the staff had been robust. pink. It’s very attention-grabbing to coach, an actual yr of ‘ wow'”.

Do you suppose you’ve got proven your full potential at Juventus?

“I suppose that I have given everything to the Juventus shirt. Maybe leaving small private issues, however I put my 100% to my pals, the coach and the staff. The black and white shirt, and of the nationwide staff, was heavy particularly at the starting, when the surroundings is new and you must get into the metallic.

The second dry query: would you continue to be at Juventus?

“No, my journey was over. Juventus closed an vital path and now they’re opening one other one. For me, that’s fantastic.”

Can you comply with Juventus tonight in opposition to Benfica?

“I always comply with them and cheer for Benfica, so I hope they are often the identical staff as always. When I take a look at them from the outdoors and never from the inside, I understand how arduous these guys are to verify the sport goes properly. Those in the outdoors world solely see 90, however they aren’t alone, there is work that every certainly one of them does each week and each coaching session, all the sweat poured in and the sacrifices made. Their purpose is always to make them win Juventus and make the followers glad, this is worthy of an award. Unfortunately you do not see all of it the time. I’ve been by way of it from the inside and I know that failure what does it imply. to win two or three video games in a row, the gamers are offended for each sport in the week. This is Juve’s mentality.

Thanks to Federico Bernardeschi and Toronto Fc reporter Alejandra Rueda for permitting this interview to happen.

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