People often underestimate the value of an exceptional defence, rendering those who seek it, masters of negativity. The truth is, one can win without a brilliant offence but rarely can one experience success without the demonstration of excellence at the back.
Nowadays, Vincent Kompany is lauded as the best in the Premier League, Jeremy Mathieu is considered to be of Barcelona's level and David Luiz was sold for 50 million pounds. Not one of those players would have come within a mile of playing for an Italian giant but now, they would be welcomed.
Juventus are just about the only side other than Roma in Italy that cope defensively.
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