Naturally, the significance of the strike, which incidentally would go on to be voted almost unanimously by Juve fans as winner of the goal of the month competition, was not lost on Simone who found good reason to look back on a “positive” first campaign in a black and white jersey when sitting down with the Sky cameras this afternoon.
Beginning with a word on his top spot seizing effort, Juve’s number 7 began, “We might have won the title by a wide margin in the end but that goal against Napoli took us past them in the table for the first time. It was a psychological blow for them and a massive boost for us.
“This season has been very positive because I’ve just won my first ever Scudetto. I will look back at the campaign with no regrets as I have given everything to the team when I’ve been called upon, apart from the match against Genoa in which I was sent off.”
Such is his resilience, drive and desire to improve his overall game, however, the frontman is confident that this year’s efforts are a sign of things to come for the Juventus home faithful as he sets his sights on cementing his place in the Bianconeri line-up in the campaigns to come.