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09 May 2013 - in: Serie A

Matri satisfied with matchwinning strike

The striker reflects on this evening’s stunning finish which downed Atalanta at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia

After gunning down Atalanta with a magnificent first-half strike at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, matchwinner Alessandro Matri was all smiles when speaking to the media following the full-time whistle in Bergamo.

The 28-year-old said: “It was definitely a great goal today, but I preferred the one I scored against Chievo because I struck it better.”

When asked to provide a personal analysis of the 2012/13 campaign, the former Cagliari frontman expressed satisfaction with his contribution.

“It’s been fantastic because we’ve won the Scudetto, but also positive from a personal point of view. Obviously a striker looks at his own statistics, but all things considered, I think I’ve got a good goals to minutes played ratio. Everyone wants to play all the time but we know that’s just not possible.”

While the media continue to speculate on this summer’s potential comings and goings in the transfer market, Matri confirmed his intention to stay in Turin.

“I want to be a part of this group of strikers. This constant talk of top players has somewhat overshadowed the great work of our attackers. Obviously you need the quality of champions to be able to win in Europe, but I think that after two Scudetto titles, people should give credit to those who have helped achieve them.”