"In times like these when good news is scarce, there's something in your subconscious that keeps your spirits up – Juventus winning."
It's an unforgettable phrase that encapsulates all of Agnelli's irony, style and love for the Old Lady.
Giovanni Agnelli passed away exactly 12 years ago today, but he lives on in the hearts of all of us, serving as inspiration for those who work to fill millions of Bianconeri fans with joy.
"The star above showing us the way" was the moving response of Juve fans during those sad days in 2003.
Agnelli loved gifted players. He loved seeing flashes of genius from the real stars of the game. Above all, he loved winning. We're sure that he would have greeted the success of the current Juventus side with quiet applause and a proud smile from his place in the stands.
To honour his memory, we will go out tomorrow and try to give him what he loved most: a victory.