Speaking at a press conference alongside coach Vincenzo Montella, Giacomo Bonaventura insisted that: “Those of us who have been here for a while must serve as an example for the new players”.

“Many of the new signings are great players, so they won’t have any problems acclimating.”

“The most important thing is to serve as an example of how to conduct yourself professionally, but I can already tell you that this is a good group, and they are aware of how to behave.”

“The young players have the will and desire to do well. Now we just need to avoid making the same mistakes of the previous years.”

With these words, Bonaventura has provided early indications that he and his team are determined to succeed and hold one another accountable in order to achieve that success.