Claudio Marchisio says the Bianconeri earned a “crucial three points” from tonight’s encounter against Milan, a win that takes them 10 points clear at the top of the table ahead of Roma’s meeting with Cagliari tomorrow afternoon.
The midfielder was at his effervescent best in the middle of the park, covering plenty of ground and going close himself with a venomous effort that bounced back off the post before being turned home by Alvaro Morata.
But he refused to dwell on his near miss, pointing to the fact that a winning outcome is all that matters at this fundamental stage of the season.
Speaking to the media after the 3-1 triumph, the 29-year-old began: “I was unlucky to hit the post, but getting the three points is always the most important thing. It wasn’t an easy game for us but we’ve come away with a crucial victory.”
Marchisio claims the reigning champions were good value for the victory after showing plenty of resilience to regain their advantage, but was quick to warn of the need to keep racking up the wins if they want to keep flying high at the summit.
“We were immediately able to regain our lead, but we struggled at the start of the second half and dropped deep. Once we got the third we had the game firmly in our grasp. At this stage of the season we’re playing once a week and it’s harder to stay as focused when you’re not in action every three days.
“We’re proud of tonight’s victory but it doesn’t change a thing. We now have a ten-point advantage but other teams will be playing tomorrow. We must always cross the white line and win, and that’s precisely what we did tonight.”