Bonucci hails 'Conte's Juventus' after Lazio win

The Italy defender feels his side applied their coach's tactics to the letter during their thrashing of the Biancocelesti, but admits Gianluigi Buffon was given too much work
Leonardo Bonucci believes Juventus beginning to reach Antonio Conte's high standards after their 4-1 win over Lazio on Sunday.

The defender set up two goals as the Bianconeri maintained their 100 per cent start to the season, with Arturo Vidal, Mirko Vucinic and Carlos Tevez cancelling out Miroslav Klose's strike, and he believes the Serie A champions showcased the brand of football demanded by their coach.

"This is the Juventus that Conte wants, especially in the opening 25 minutes," the 26-year-old Italy international said.

"We slowed the tempo after Miroslav Klose's goal, but in the second half thanks to Mirko Vucinic we were able to restore our two-goal cushion. We then did well to finish off the match with Carlos Tevez.

"Gianluigi Buffon had every reason to be angry with us though, as we allowed Lazio too many shots from distance."

The comprehensive win came just two weeks after Juventus has overwhelmed the Biancocelesti 4-0 in the Supercoppa Italiana, and Bonucci was delighted with the back-to-back results.

"We put in two great performances. In the Super Cup we punished them with goals in quick succession, whereas this time we built chances from start to finish," he explained.

"We played with the same aggression and passion that stood us apart over the last two seasons."