Bernardeschi: ‘Ronaldo’s an example of someone who’s held several roles’
Federico Bernardeschi has expressed his ‘pride’ at playing for Juventus, despite his Fiorentina past.
Bernardeschi won a domestic double in his first season as a Juve player, and the winger touched on his decision to leave Fiorentina for their traditional rivals, as well as the possibility of playing in central midfield, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Italy’s future under Roberto Mancini.
“It’s always nice to learn something new. If I’m needed as a mezz’ala, I’m ready for it. Apart from central defence, where I’d probably struggle, I think I can play anywhere, although obviously I love playing closer to goal.
“Ronaldo’s an example of someone who’s held several roles in the past, but then with the evolution of his football, he found himself playing in front of goal so he could take advantage of his huge talent as a finisher. Playing with him will be a huge source of pleasure.
“I’ve met Mancini and I think he can be the right person to lead Italian football’s rebirth.”