The Juventus winger was interviewed by La Stampa and published on Tuesday morning.
“I know that these things take time,” Bernardeschi said, referring to him being on the outside looking in at the Juve starting eleven.
“Here, before I arrived, they won six Scudetti in a row and played in two Champions League Finales. I’m playing for the most decorated club in Italy and it’s normal that a youngster like me has to develop, mature and learn.
“Our primary adversaries for the Scudetto? Napoli and Roma…And further back Inter. By us winning in Verona, we gave a good signal. For tomorrow’s derby against Torino we want to do well and go forward in each competition. The clashes with Torino are always emotionally charged.”
“The failure to qualify for the World Cup was like a knock that has awakened us. The pain and delusion still remains, and for me it is the worst day of my career. The knockout is a chapter that will stay with all of us who were a part of the group.
Federico Bernardeschi has played in 19 matches this season, but averages less than 30 minutes an appearance. He’s scored three goals and contributed to another two in that time.