Bonucci: ‘If I could, Cristiano would only play these games’

Leonardo Bonucci, Juventus Turin defender, assured this Monday that the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo faces with great motivations the second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League, this Tuesday against Porto, and that, if the Portuguese could, I would “just play” these matches.

“Cristiano is always motivated for these games. From his interviews we know that if he could, he would only play these ‘Champions’ games. You can already imagine his energy for tomorrow, “said Bonucci at the press conference prior to the match with Porto.

Juventus is on the ropes, forced to overcome the 1-2 of the first leg in Do Dragao to avoid a new early European elimination, after last season in the round of 16 against Lyon.

It would be worth 1-0 for Andrea Pirlo’s men to pass the round, and Bonucci stressed the importance of playing lucidly and without haste.

“We must be careful not to get carried away by the urge to score fast. A goal can also be scored in the last minute. We will take the field to win and score more than one goal, but we are clear that Porto will not come here just to defend, but to play, “he said.