On a personal level, Sunday’s success away to Chievo was a crucial one for Alvaro Morata, who built upon his midweek brace against Inter in the Coppa Italia with another this afternoon, thus ending his goal drought in the league that had dated back to 4 October.
Juventus’ rejuvenated striker, however, only had eyes for what today’s strikes meant in the context of helping the Bianconeri seal a 12th consecutive Serie A victory, thus boosting their challenge for a fifth successive Scudetto title.
Speaking to the media after the final whistle at the Bentegodi Stadium, Morata began: “This was a highly important win, as we knew that we had to collect all three points in order to keep fighting for first place. I’m happy with the goals, the overall performance and, of course, the victory.
“We played as we know suits us best, without ever taking our foot off the gas. When we’re firing on all cylinders as we were today, we’re one of the best teams around. On days like these, we make life extremely difficult for the opposition.”
Despite equalling a Serie A club record for 12 straight successes, Morata stressed that nobody should be getting carried away with their fine run of results, but instead focus fully on the upcoming assignments in what is a highly congested fixture list at present.
“We’re not thinking about the past, but the future. We’ve Genoa next on Wednesday and then Frosinone on Sunday. We just need to keep going in this vein, as that’s the only way we’ll secure top spot.”