Bernardeschi on MLS tempo, Juventus regrets and Napoli links

New Toronto FC player Federico Bernardeschi compares MLS to the Premier League more than Serie A, insists he has ‘no regrets’ at Juventus and had been approached by Napoli.

The Italy international found himself out of contract this summer after his Juventus deal was allowed to expire and opted to join Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Criscito at Toronto FC.

He scored a goal and provided an assist on his Major League Soccer debut.

“I didn’t expect this level of intensity. It’s a different type of football, they are still lacking a little nous, but as athletes they are at a very good level,” Bernardeschi told Sky Sport Italia.

“Tactically, they aren’t at the level of the Italians yet, but in terms of tempo and physicality, it is similar to the Premier League. They play every three days, there isn’t as much focus on tactics, so there is time to train.”

Bernardeschi could’ve stayed in Serie A and confirms he had received an approach from Napoli.

“There was interest, it went on for a while, but then I had other things on my mind.”

The 28-year-old cost €40m to sign from Fiorentina in 2017, but struggled to find his role at Juventus.

“I was always very open to playing in different positions, so that penalised me. I don’t have any regrets, I had 30-35 appearances on average per year and I earned my keep.”

3 Comments on “Bernardeschi on MLS tempo, Juventus regrets and Napoli links”

  1. “I was always very open to playing in different positions, so that penalised me”

    in other words he didnt play well on a high level

  2. I will win the MLS top scorer and score more goals as the payback for years I failed to score goals

  3. No brother… He fill hard to adpt to the strtegy cos he always change position like morata when chiesa injured..

    But this guy never gives his all to the game lazy player..

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