As it happens, the midfielder was not alone in spotting the natural comparisons between last weekend’s success and the heart-stopping 3-2 victory over Roma last October, sealed by Leonardo Bonucci’s unforgettable late volley.
“For massive fixtures like that, you don’t need help motivating yourself. The desire to never give in and to play right to the final whistle is part of this team’s DNA.
“Even the guys that arrived in the summer know that now. You don’t win league titles by throwing in the towel when you are losing or if you are a long way behind your rivals in the league.”
For all of Juve’s concentration on their immediately upcoming domestic commitments, there was still to be an inevitable final word from Il Principino on next week’s European date with Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich at Juventus Stadium.
Typically, Marchisio’s assessment of the tie was as measured, composed and precise as his own recent showings in the heart of the Bianconeri’s midfield.
He concluded: “The first thing to remember is that neither team will be entering the game at full strength. That said, both we and Bayern have very talented and versatile players in our respective squads who are capable of deputising in different positions when required.
“Bayern are among the top three teams in the world and can cause plenty of problems for us. We’ve grown a lot ourselves in Europe in the last year and a half and I think we’ve earned the respect of the teams still in this year’s competition.
“Both legs will be very tight and we’ll need to dig as deep as possible to make the most of this great opportunity to reach the quarter-finals again.”