The thought of Juventus locking horns with Sassuolo this Saturday could trigger any number of memories from matches against the Neroverdi last term, which provided some of the most definitive moments of the Bianconeri’s history-making season.
More than likely to feature in any such thoughts is no other than Patrice Evra. One of the more experienced heads at Juventus, the Frenchman proved just what an important dressing-room figure he is arguably when it mattered most.
The Old Lady’s away defeat to Sassuolo last October marked the lowest ebb of a campaign, in which they would eventually fight their way back from 12th place to top spot and surge to a fifth successive Scudetto title.
A remarkable turnaround in fortunes, for which Evra’s post-match comments alongside captain Gianluigi Buffon on that sorry evening in Reggio Emilia undoubtedly acted as a crucial catalyst, helping to steer the Bianconeri ship back on course after an especially sluggish start to the season.
Now looking ahead to this weekend’s encounter against the same opponents having lifted his second Scudetto crown with the club and determined to lay claim to a third this term, here are Evra’s standout quotes from this afternoon’s interview with Sky Sport and Mediaset.