Four goals and tons of entertaining moments. The satisfaction between the Bianconeri is palpable at the end of the game against Udinese, and that was evident in Maurizio Sarri, Douglas Costa and Gonzalo Higuain’s post-match interviews. These are their statements:
Post-match comments from Juve-Udinese
"The knockout fixtures are always an unknown factor, but the feeling in training was that the team was brilliant, so I expected a great performance, and, in fact, we had a good match. The first goal is of rare beauty, with trade at full speed. I'm happy for Bernardeschi's performance, there is still work to be done, but the enthusiasm and the feeling is that in this role he can do it well because he has the technical and physical qualities to cover it. Our team has great potential, sometimes it gives the feeling of being able to do more, but we are growing. Ronaldo was not present because for a couple of days he had a bit of sinusitis and today he felt some shivers, so we prefer to keep him rested given the cold evening. Is it Sarri's Juve? No, it's Cristiano's, Dybala's, Higuain's Juve... I'm trying to put something of my own in it, but you have to respect the characteristics of the players.”
“It was an important game, we wanted to pass the round because we want to win the Italian Cup. The agreement with Dybala? I'm fine, we have to do the best for Juve and we hope to help the team win. It is a pleasure to play with great players, today the team did well and now we will have to repeat ourselves against Parma on Sunday.”
"It was a nice evening, we played well, the game was not easy. I feel good, I'm growing up, it was important to start playing, step by step my physical condition improves. I feel comfortable with Mister Sarri, I don't have a favorite formation, I as adapt to game situations."