"'I'm ready, and I feel happier than ever. It hasn't been easy to start my adventure at a big club like Juventus with an injury, but everyone has been supportive of me these last few months, and in the meantime I've been learning some Italian! But now I'm focused with getting back onto the pitch and helping my teammates, starting with the next match."
"The next game at the Marassi, against Sampdoria will not be easy, but we are Juventus, and we want to win. We have had some great results so far, and although I know that some of the players will be disappointed with the result of the Italian national team, they are all very experienced and professional so I'm sure that they will handle it."
"After Sampdoria we face Barcelona, and we know that it will be a very difficult match but we mustn't worry. We have played in two finals in three years, so we know that we can win."
THOUGHTS ON THE MANAGER
"Allegri is very intelligent, he has won so much. For me it's a great opportunity for us to work together, he is a very happy person!"