They say that to win matches without playing particularly well is one of the principle signs of champions, not least in cup finals when there is silverware at stake.
That was the view of Giorgio Chiellini, fresh from playing in the Bianconeri’s hard-fought victory over a Milan outfit, who started the stronger of the two sides and threatened heavily until Juve ultimately found a dramatic late winner through Alvaro Morata’s strike in extra-time.
“We knew that it would be a difficult match,” Chiellini began. “We didn’t play a great game tonight, but we kept our focus right until the final whistle, putting in a colossal effort to stay in the game and eventually showing our true champion qualities by applying the final blow late on.
“As always, it’s a great feeling to win. This success boils down to our strength as a side and the fact that we’ve paid great attention to every step of our Coppa Italia campaign. We believed from the outset that we could go all the way in every competition this term and we’ve managed that on two out of three fronts.”