After registering a 12th consecutive victory, Lazio the latest to fall victim to the Juventus winning machine, it was business as usual for the champions in Vinovo this morning as attentions quickly turned to the small matter of Sunday’s Serie A showdown with Roma.
One man joining his colleagues in a well-deserved warm down session in the gym after last night’s efforts was Simone Zaza, arguably more in need than others following another typically hard-working and committed performance from the ex-Sassuolo striker.
After a performance of grit and determination that drew the praise of coach Massimiliano Allegri and pundits alike, the fearless frontman had mixed emotions however when sitting down with Jtv this afternoon.
Yes, the Bianconeri had “conquered the Olimpico” and secured their place in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia for the fourth time in five seasons but such is Simone’s disarming humility and desire to improve, there were still lingering regrets on the mind of the 24-year-old when discussing last night’s encounter.
“Last night was just missing more goals and for that I should take some of the blame,” he began. “I should have done better with the chances that came my way but the important thing is that we won the match.
“I am delighted with the result because we now have a semi-final to think about, the first of my career, and we conquered the Olimpico for the second time this season.”