Juve beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1 thanks to Dybala's double that overturned the result and moved the Bianconeri onto seven points in Group D of the UEFA Champions League. These are the statements of Mr. Sarri and the Bianconeri after the full-time whistle:
Post-match Juve-Lokomotiv comments
"We had little problems, but we went behind and given the intensity they put in the backline, it made things difficult. Physically, we were a little less brilliant compared to the last performances and we were not able to change rhythm, but we were good at continuing to play. The fact that the game could be put right with time was obvious: there was the risk of becoming anxious, but I saw the data and we set the record of possession and territorial supremacy, shooting 28 times.”
“I needed these goals. It was a good match for me and the team: we suffered, but we also have the experience to play such match and to win them. We still have to work, but we have the desire and the possibilities to demonstrate a lot.”
“It was a painful victory: we dominated the game patiently, against an orderly team, who built a very solid wall. They were much deepter than Bayer and calm was needed in order to move them and make them run, then a great goal from Dybala made the difference. Now we dive back into the league, and we will go to Lecce to take the three points with the stimulation that a Champions League victory can give.”
"It's an important victory, especially given how the first half had ended. We weren't very agressive and not very reactive and we didn't expect Lokomotiv to be so closed. They came to Turin to defend and to be tight and strike on the counter and they succeeded. But we are fortunate to have very talented players, which allowed us to take three very important points. When you play a lot you can get a little tired, the important thing is to play simple and stay compact, as we did in the second half, when we turned up the intensity, playing like Juve."