Bonucci: Italy going to Turin to secure World Cup place
That is despite moving seven points clear of second placed Bulgaria with victory over them in Palermo thanks to an Alberto Gilardino strike and now face the Czech Republic in Turin next week.
He told Rai Sport: “We have not qualified yet so we know we have to go to Turin and get the result we need. We knew Armenia had beaten them before kick off and put in even more effort and grit to get the win and this is a great team and we will be going to Juventus Stadium to secure our World Cup spot.”
The Bianconeri defender also believes the biggest positive to come out of the performance was that the team all performed so well together as a unit.
“The team’s character, and Gigi Buffon, was what saved us and got us through and our unity was the best thing about tonight,” he continued. “It is no surprise that Bulgaria were second in the group though as they are a good side.”