We get a mention on the Juventus captain’s website.

A knockout competition like this allows us to always set new objectives. It also helps us to understand that everything we do, at least up to the Final, is just one step forward on that path. You need to keep going, step by step, to go all the way.

We eliminated a top side and in the second leg played with character, controlling the game and above all keeping a clean sheet. That’s a good sign, as it hadn’t happened in a month.

Our next test is with Fulham in two weeks and then we visit Craven Cottage. For now we must focus only on Serie A, as on Sunday it’s Palermo and then Fiorentina. There’s no time to get distracted, as the fun part of the season starts here.