12 March 2022
"We played a good match on a technical level: we still need to improve, like when we had control of the match in the second half; we had to decrease the pace of the match, keep the ball, and then close the action. However, winning here is never easy: we played well, to prepare for Wednesday's match and the last one, before the break. Danilo understands when to unmark, then he also has control, gives serenity and tranquility, he is a leader, and is fundamental with Chiellini out. Morata? There is no doubt about his qualities, he has played by sacrificing himself for months, now that he plays in his role he is scoring goals. Now it is also important to recover players: Alex Sandro and De Sciglio are back, we hope to recover others."
"The penalty? I was lucky: I was expecting a central penalty, then I chose a corner and saved it. I am happy, because we prepare for penalties in training, and when it happens that I save one, I am very happy. Today we did well, controlling the match. It is said that winning helps to win, and it is true, because lately we bring home the three points even if we suffer. Now let's continue like this and let's think about Wednesday: it will be a difficult evening, Villarreal play with good ball possession, but we know how to face them to go through."
"We must continue to work like this, as a team, without thinking about individualities. This is why I am very happy with this compactness and this spirit of sacrifice. We are working very well, waiting for those who are out, there is a different air in training, every day. For me it is very important to know that Allegri has belief in me, it is something that turns into strength and desire to work; now let's think about the Champions League, nobody can predict what can happen in this competition."