Just a few words, because he was pushed for time - caught between the dressing-room celebrations and boarding the bus waiting to take the team to the airport. Just a couple of minutes, but it was enough for Giorgio Chiellini to throw down the gauntlet to Barcelona.
"We're all absolutely delighted. I don't think it's sunk in yet but we've played our way into the final in Berlin and we deserve to be there.
"We're convinced we've got what it takes to win it because we're a strong side and we can beat anyone.
"It's a wonderful night for us. Let's enjoy it to the full because you don't get nights like this very often."
Very true, Chiello. So go and enjoy being a Champions League finalist on the journey back to Turin. And don't forget that before the European Cup we also have an Italian Cup to win!