I too can see defense going up a bit, I mean how many defenders, 1-on-1, can dispossess an armed mugger of their weapon?
"...while perusing the wares of a Ferrari dealership in Turin with his wife and son Lorenzo, the Juventus defender was approached by a man whose face was covered. He pointed a gun at Bonucci and demanded that the footballer hand over his watch. Bonucci would have been wise to agree to the assailant’s desires but, as the man went to take his watch, Bonucci punched him in the face, knocking him to the floor. To conclude the bizarre turning of tables, the robber then fled...
Some other bits;
"Bonucci excelled thanks to some strange methods of psychological training...began working with a motivational coach, Alberto Ferrarini, while on loan at Treviso. Ferrarini utilised some unusual practises...“Over the years I took Bonucci into my basement. Underground. In the dark,” he wrote. “There … I offended him in every way possible. I judged him. I insulted him. If he made even the slightest attempt to glance at me, he’d receive a punch straight to the stomach. The objective? To win over judgement, so Leo would always be focused and ignore everything else … That’s how I made him into a soldier.”
I think he needs more of Ferrarini, in the first leg of Juve vs Bayern (At 9:08 https://youtu.be/Ge_QcNIwIlA?t=548
) Lewandowski knocked him to the ground during Bayern's counter, instead of keeping focused he decided to waste precious seconds when he recovered to push Lewa back in the box, he might have been in a better place to block Robben's shot had he retained his coolness, imo he needs to be sucker punched by Ferrarini before tonight's match.
"Before that game
[3-2 win over Roma last season], he spent three hours in his hotel with Ferrarini, who finished the session by giving Bonucci garlic sweets. According to Ferrarini, “Soldiers hundreds of years ago ate garlic to remain strong, healthy and lucid in battle. Leo is a soldier.” Aside from the trite fighting talk, there was another, more underhanded reason for the gesture. “I told him to breathe in the face of Gervinho and Totti … The most important thing was to achieve the objective, to win.” ... Bonucci’s smelly breath that night was a reminder of the dark arts that he...has mastered over time, his sensational match-winning strike was an affirmation of his refinement. And his comfort with the ball, not to mention his emotional resilience, was once again on show more recently as Juventus hobbled beyond Inter in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Tasked with taking the winning penalty against the club who once deemed him expendable, Bonucci stepped up and confidently ushered the ball home
" http://www.theguardian.com/football/201 ... ester-city