Post subject: Rugani: "Learning from BBC"
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|Daniele Rugani says he’s learning from “unbelievable” Juventus teammates Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
The 21-year-old has been given an extended run in the first team in recent weeks, and has made 12 Serie A appearances for the Old Lady to date.
“I’m enjoying every moment of this run in the side,” Rugani told Sky.
“It’s a source of great satisfaction to be selected by the Coach [Massimiliano Allegri] and I look to repay his faith in me by giving my very best on the pitch.
“At a club like Juventus, full of stars who are regularly rewriting football history, you have to make a positive impact from the start. I feel like I’ve done that now and, with the help of my teammates, I’m contributing more and more to this side
“The BBC? They’re three unbelievable defenders, who have the perfect mix of attributes.
“You’ve the phenomenal concentration levels of Barzagli, the physicality and grit of Chiellini and in Bonucci you’ve a strong character and great technical ability to build up the play from the back.”
Rugani also had praise for Max Allegri.
“He talks a lot to me. Earlier in the season he told me to stay patient and calm. I’ve appreciated how he’s always been very close to me.”
Finally, the youngster was asked about the Scudetto battle, with the Bianconeri currently six points clear of Napoli at the top.
“There are six games left, our opponents are not letting up,” Rugani warned.
“There are still plenty of points to play for and so we need to keep the pedal to the metal until the very end.
“The away match against Fiorentina could well be crucial, but there are two home games [against Palermo and Lazio] before that which could give us a good boost.”