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Federico Bernardeschi declined the chance to put on Juventus‘ vaunted No. 10 shirt, explaining to reporters Friday he first has to “earn” the best to have that honour.

After the gifted Italian winger accomplished his €forty-million transfer from Fiorentina, there have been expectations Bernardeschi would take Alessandro Del Piero and Roberto Baggio’s previous quantity.

Nevertheless it stays unassigned, as Bernardeschi confirmed in Boston he has chosen No. 33 for the upcoming season.

“The No. 10 is a quantity I like however I am going to have to earn it,” he stated, in accordance with the membership’s Twitter account. “Taking the No. 33 is the right selection at this level.”

Bernardeschi has adopted the identical path as Baggio to Juventus. The Divine Ponytail swapped Florence for Turin in 1990 after 5 years with Fiorentina.

Each wore the No. 10 throughout their time with La Viola, however Bernardeschi is decided to not stay beneath a everlasting shadow.

“The comparisons with Baggio? Maybe it’s kind of disrespectful to him,” he stated.