Gianluigi Buffon gave a number of interviews to the media today, including a long chat with Juventus TV's Claudio Zuliani.
The skipper looked back on Tuesday's defeat to Barcelona and detailed what Juve have learned from it, shared his thoughts on Leo Messi, Paulo Dybala, Rodrigo Bentancur and Gonzalo Higuain, then underlined the team's desire to bounce straight back and enjoy another successful season in Italy and on the continent.
BARCELONA IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
"We're still feeling a bit bruised, as you might imagine. When you're used to winning and being the best team on the pitch most times you play it's pretty annoying to come back after a game like that. It's a good thing to feel annoyed, though. Great teams and great men prove themselves by coming though tough times.
"We've looked back at the key moments of the match with the coach and analysed it from a technical and a tactical perspective, as we always do. We were up against a great team and we lost badly, but if you look at the match closely I think it's fair to say it was a heavier scoreline than we deserved, given the way we played for an hour at least.
"It just shows you once again that if you want to match or beat those three or four teams in the world who objectively speaking are a notch above us, then it's absolutely crucial we stay tight as a unit and play an aggressive game.”
KEEP CALM, EVEN WHEN LOSING
“We were chasing the game in the second half and ended up leaving ourselves exposed – you can't afford to do that against teams like Barca. You have to keep a clear head at all times, be mentally strong enough to stay in the game and understand that you have to dig in even if you're trailing because sooner or later a chance will come your way and when it does you have to take it.
"You have to keep playing confidently and stay composed, which is what we didn't do after they took the lead. That's something we need to improve on for sure.”