Bernardeschi Choose No. 33 for Not Ready to Use Sacred Number at Juventus
Federico Bernardeschi chose the number 33 back at his new club, Juventus. According to the player, he is not ready to bear the number 10 is considered sacred.
Actually, Bernardeschi really liked the number 10. But the 23-year-old Italian international is feeling it’s not the time to put on the numbers because he must first prove his quality to the public and Juventus players.
“Number 10 is a sacred number, I think I have to prove that I deserve that honor, just like when in Fiorentina,” he said.
“I really like number 10. But I have to fight to wear it.”
The number 10 on Juventus is identical to the star players who are the backbone of the team. Some famous names that have used the number are Roberto Baggio, Michael Platini, Alessandro Del Piero and Paul Pogba.
Instead, Bernardeschi will be wearing number 33 for his first season with the Bianconeri.
“I chose the number 33 because I respect my religious philosophy,” Bernardeschi told a news conference.
Juventus bought Bernardeschi from Fiorentina after redeeming it with a dowry of 34 million euros. Last season, Bernardeschi contributed 11 goals and four assists in 32 Italian league matches that dilakoninya.