Joining AC Milan from Juventus last summer is a move that Leonardo Bonucci has admitted in hindsight shouldn’t have happened, confessing he made the decision in a moment of rage.
The centre-back joined the Rossoneri as part of their summer revolution and captained the side but ultimately, his stay at the San Siro lasted just a solitary season.
Juventus moved to bring the Italy international back to Turin this summer and Bonucci has acknowledged that leaving was not the best decision of his career.
“Things happened during my last four months at Juventus… things which really hurt me on a personal level and dented my pride. I wasn’t clever enough to let things go, I should have let it slip by,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
“With the passage of time and looking back on it from the outside, I understood that leaving Juventus hadn’t been the right choice, it was a mistake.
“It was a difficult decision taken in a moment of rage. I was wrong. It is here, with this jersey, that I feel I can truly express my potential, both on and off the field so I’m thankful and lucky to be back.”
Bonucci has already gone some way towards building bridges with the Bianconeri supporters, following a frosty early reception, thanks to his crucial goal in the 3-1 win over Napoli in Turin.