Juan Cuadrado was Tuesday night's match-winner in Greece as the Colombian scored the go-ahead goal in the 2-0 win over Olympiakos. It was a win that secured advancement through the UEFA Champions League group stage and a win that leaves the Bianconeri flying high heading into Saturday's showdown with Inter.
"It was a very important goal, similar to the one scored by De Sciglio at Crotone, which gave us a great victory," said Cuadrado, who spoke today in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports microphones"
HARD WORK PAYING OFF
"We are all very happy because we are working hard on the defensive side of our game and the results are visible," Cuadrado continued. "It was important to keep the clean sheet and move on to the next round. Our coach insists so much that I cut to the goal adding numbers in the box when the ball is on the wing. I have to thank Alex Sandro who often puts the ball in a perfect spot for me."
RETURNING THE FAVOR
Cuadrado hopes to switch the roles sometime soon, even if he knows Alex Sandro goals can be collector's items. "I hope one day to be able to return the favor, even it's usually Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain crashing the goal and almost always my assists are for them."