Although relishing a debut goal on the big stage, it is evident that Zaza is a man clear in his ambitions and ready to seize his chance with the reigning Italian champions.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia this afternoon, the striker began: “I’ve made a good start in terms of the goals that I’ve scored so far and now I’ve got my eyes getting more game time under my belt."
“I don’t have much experience of European football but Juventus Stadium is a different animal on Champions League nights, the atmosphere was incredible. It’s a great competition, the eyes of the world are on you and I love that.
“There are times when I score when I keep my emotions to myself which oddly is the opposite of my personality off the field. I’ve celebrated in this way before, not letting anything show, but it was a fantastic feeling last night and eventually my joy just spilled over.”
No doubt then, such a promising beginning to Zaza’s career in the black and white of Juventus will fit in nicely with his goals for the coming campaign, “to win the league, go as far as we can in the Champions League and to make sure I’m on the plane for the European Championships next summer.”