Juventus brings 2019 to a close, in Serie A, with a victory over Sampdoria. At the end of the match; Sarri, Gianluigi Buffon, and Ronaldo commented on the challenge. These are their statements:
Press Room | Comments after Sampdoria-Juventus
"The goals were both great, Ronaldo remained in the air for an infinite time... I think the first half was very good, like the level of the one played against Udinese, in the second half it was a bit more confusing, but we risked little. Of course, if you remain with the scoreline at 2-1 and don't close the match, anything can happen, but I've seen the team in good health. The trident? It depends on the physical condition and if the attackers are in form like the current one, the opponent in turn must be evaluated. Rabiot? He's growing, both on the field and with regards to his integration with his teammates. Demiral? He has great energy right now and should be exploited."
"It was a very difficult game, Sampdoria played well, but we had a good approach and the right mentality. The goal was nice, but I am especially happy to have helped the team to get the three points. For a month I had a knee injury, but now I'm fine and I want to help the team win trophies. Now let's think about the Super Cup: Lazio has an excellent team, but we are very confident."
“Record Serie A appearances for Juve? The reason I keep playing is that I can give myself, along with my teammates and this club, many beautiful emotions that are worth living. The most important thing today was to win and try to finish the year, at least in the league, at the top of the table. The thing that most interests me personally, more than the games, is the role I can play that here at Juve with my teammates, staff and managers. The 648th game? If I had to play, it I hope it is still with Juve at the top of the table. With regards to the future, I let life show me the way: at this moment I would do myself an injury if I thought I would stop playing, because I feel I am a point of reference, beyond the games that are played.”