The 26-year-old has admitted he is enthused by his own team's start to the Serie A campaign - but is more excited to see rival clubs laying down a challenge to the BianconeriJuventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has revealed that he is excited by the prospect of Roma and Napoli challenging his team for the Serie A title this season.
Antonio Conte's men have dropped just two points in their bid to record a third-straight Scudetto thus far, but it is the Partenopei and Giallorossi who occupy Italy's top-two places - the latter of which boasts a perfect 100 per cent record.
Instead of fearing the added competition, though, Bonucci admits he is relishing the prospect of a three-way tussle for domestic supremacy this season.
"The championship is beautiful with super strong teams like Roma and Napoli this season," he told the club's official website.
"I think the league is even now and the best thing for us to do is forget our previous two titles and focus on this season."
The 26-year-old, who is currently on international duty with Italy for the Azzurri's two remaining World Cup qualifiers with Denmark and Armenia, will resume domestic duties with the Bianconeri for the visit to Fiorentina on October 20.