The determination you hear in his voice is the same determination that saw Juve through a testing quarter-final return leg against Monaco tonight. And the same determination that he and the Bianconeri will carry with them into the business end of the season as they continue to chase glory on three fronts.
Arturo Vidal gave his take on edging past the French outfit: "We needed to play with our heads because it was an extremely tricky game. But we're through to the next round and that was our target."
Next stop Nyon. Are there any teams it would be better to avoid in Friday's draw? The Chilean schemer replied intrepidly: "No, we're into the last four now and we're all great sides. Only the best are left in it but I don't fear any of them. We'll just wait and see who we get. We're relaxed about it."
So what's the secret behind such a great season? The Bianconeri midfielder explained: "I think it's the fact we take an intelligent approach to matches. We're a mature side."
Reminded about the next domestic hurdle to clear – the small matter of a Turin Derby on Sunday – Vidal's answer once again underlined his resolute nature: "We'll start thinking about the derby tonight. We have a Scudetto to win!"