Bonucci fired up by Beckenbauer taunt

Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that Franz Beckenbauer's criticism of Gianluigi Buffon has fired Juventus up for their upcoming clash against Bayern Munich in Turin.

No space? No problem for the French maestro.

By FOX Sports Staff

Juventus lost the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie 2-0, a loss which prompted Bayern president Beckenbauer to call Buffon a 'pensioner'. 

Bonucci revealed that Juve are even more determined now to avenge the result to reach the semi-finals.

"Franz Beckenbauer fired us up," he was quoted as saying on Football Italia, "We have respect for his words, but this will fire up both us and Gigi. We want to go through to the semi-finals,"

"We believe because we are Juventus," he added.

"It's still wide open and we will put 110 per cent on to the field. That's not to say we'll start off pouring forward without thinking about the consequences, as there are 90 minutes to score a goal.

"We have the opportunity to continue our dream and have our say, so we can put a great team like Bayern under pressure."



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