Juventus star accepts defeat to Chelsea but believes it should have been handball

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Juventus defender Leonardo Bonnuci was far from impressed with his side’s defending in the Champions League clash against Chelsea.

Chelsea defeated Juventus 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, and it was total domination from Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Bonucci was far from impressed with the manner of pressing from his team and believes that it gave Chelsea the opportunity to hurt them.

The 34-year-old also hinted that Chelsea’s first goal should have been called off for handball.

Bonucci said: “We conceded the first goal from a corner, it might’ve been handball. We should’ve controlled it better in the second half, as they caused us so many problems.

“The Premier League has seven, eight, nine teams competing for the title every season and they are also therefore challenging to go all the way in the Champions League.

“We need to take the right lessons from this game and be ready to take it going forward. You have to be 100 per cent physically and psychologically for every moment in these games, otherwise you will be punished.

“We qualified for the round of 16, that was the first objective and we achieved it. Now we look forward.”

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