Leonardo Bonucci believes Juventus teammate Matthijs De Light has every little thing to  “become the greatest defender in the planet.”

De Ligt has drawn criticism in his early displays for the Bianconeri but Bonucci is confident on the youngsters future.

“De Ligt’s fate is currently decided,” the 31-year-old told Tuttosport.

“He’s struggling like we all did, but he need to be left alone. He has the excellent to come to be, if not the greatest, one particular of the greatest defenders in the planet.

“He’s produced blunders, like I did in the previous and any person in common: it is inevitable.

“Wearing this shirt puts stress on you and he’s performing it at just 20 years old, defending zonally soon after possessing spent his whole profession marking man-to-man.

“It’s only a matter of time. Even against Lokomotiv Moscow, he had a really superior game.

“He’s only human also. But, with expertise, he will come to be the greatest defender in the planet.”