Bonucci wants to heal 2015 pain

Leonardo Bonucci has urged his teammates to banish the memories of final heartache two years ago and win the Champions League title.

The Bianconeri fell to a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the 2015 showpiece but the 30-year-old defender believes that pain can drive the Italian champions on to win this year’s final against Real Madrid in Cardiff.

“The players who were in Berlin experienced a very sad night,” Bonucci told reporters at a media event.

“The new players want to win to become legends and part of the club’s history.

“After six consecutive Scudetti and three consecutive Coppa Italia titles, winning the Champions League would be a dream come true for the players, the club and all our supporters.

“We have to keep our calmness and our optimism and experience this week which will take us to the final with the right adrenaline.

“But we have to do that without falling into nervousness, if we do that we risk arriving in Cardiff having lost energy, if we stay calm and train well then we’ll arrive in Cardiff in the best shape.

“We’re more mature, we’ve grown up, great players have arrived who have given the team experience and I’m sure we’ll play a great game on Saturday and bring home the cup.”

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