The victory over Atletico, a mathematical qualification in first place in the group, a test of great solidity and maturity. There are many reasons for satisfaction following tonight’s victory against the Spanish. These are the comments of Mister Sarri and the Bianconeri players:
Post-match Juve - Atletico comments
“We did very well with a great first half and then we dropped a bit due to the fact that we exhausted a lot. We kept the center of gravity high, which we can't always do in the league; probably the reasons in the Champions League are greater and we have to grow in this because every match must be faced in the same way. We need to improve our intensity with which we face certain situations, because sometimes we made a mistake in passing some exits and in the first half allowed too many crosses.”
“It was a nice goal, especially for the position from which I struck it. It was difficult, there were so many players… The team had a good first half, we won, and we are happy for first place. I feel good, I try to do my best, risking my play all while taking advantage of confidence to give my best.”
“It was an important victory. Qualifying first in the group was the first short term goal to trace the long road in this competition. I feel good with Sarri, he has different ideas than Allegri, but he has a way of playing with which we have fun. In the last few matches we found more defensive solidity. In the second half we lost a bit our condition, but we managed to keep the result.”
"Did Nedved compliment me? I am very happy, and I thank him. I feel good, I am calm and aware that there is still a lot to do. It was important to secure the qualification and first place in the group, but the decisive matches will arrive later and we will have to grow to make us ready. My goal is to bring the Champions League trophy to Turin."
"We had a great performance, we have improved a lot as a collective even though there is still a lot to do to grow. My acclimatization? When you arrive at a club like Juve there is always a lot of pressure and it is difficult to adapt to a new club and a new system, but I am satisfied with how things are going and I am happy for this evening's victory."