Simone Bastoni: “I’m not surprised by Motta. If he takes him, Juve will make the right choice”

Simone Bastoni he stayed a few days in Empoli (where he moved on loan from Spezia), savoring the taste of salvation achieved in the 93rd minute of the last day: “It was indescribable… The moment in which we scored… It was beautiful – he underlines to Tuttosport -. She suffered, but for this very reason she was even more beautiful.”

For him it was the second salvation in Serie A in three seasons, after the one with Spezia in 2021-22. On the bench, then, Thiago Motta, in his first experience among the professionals since the beginning of the season, after the Under 19 of PSG and the one as a substitute at Genoa in the previous year, which lasted two months: “Let’s say that at Spezia we were the bud that then flourished at Bologna”. And that could turn into a fruit for Juventus: “If Juve takes him, they’re the right choice for me. Thiago Motta has amply demonstrated his abilities and I think he’s ready for a great team. And I wish him all the best, because he deserves it “.

Surprised by what he achieved in his two seasons at Bologna?
“No, certainly not surprised. Already with us in La Spezia we could see that he was a capable coach, with ideas, and over time he has shown everyone that they are excellent ideas. With Bologna he managed to reach an incredible goal, hats off: he was very good at pursuing his ideas and moving forward.”