Szczesny after Supercoppa win: 'Juve has to have hunger to win'

Saturday23 January 2021 | 8:53
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Ex-Arsenal shot-stopper aided the Old Lady to win their first trophy under Andrea Pirlo with a 1-0 success over Napoli.

Wojciech Szczesny says Juventus demonstrated their yearning to win prizes with their Supercoppa Italiana triumph over Napoli on Wednesday. 

Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty, and Cristiano Ronaldo's goal from short-range was enough to secure a win in the

Supercoppa Italiana


Bianconeri have had a troublesome run through

Serie A

so far this season, right now seeing themselves 10 points behind pioneers

AC Milan

– however, with one game more to play. 

The 30-year-old goalie couldn't attend the post-match ceremony however says Juventus is anxious to ensure they have more to appreciate before the end of the term. 

" They immediately took me to another room to do the doping tests, so I didn't have the opportunity to celebrate with the boys,” he said to the reporters.

“It's a shame because they enjoyed it! But we are only two days away from the match against Bologna [on Sunday] and we need to move on immediately.

“[Giorgio] Chiellini thanked me, but if we didn't concede a goal, it's also thanks to his great performance. Against Napoli we have shown that this team is so hungry to win trophies.

“This year we [could win the title] for the tenth year in a row and this shows the hunger we have and we don't want to stop there. We go until the end.”

Szczesny says the Black & Whites needs to reach a harmony between attack and defense.

“When we are building attacks we need to keep things light, but when we lose the ball we have to eat up the pitch to win it back. We are trying, and what we did against Napoli was the perfect balance.

“We were compact, tight, and we suffered to win. To win games, a team like Juve has to have motivation and hunger.

“We need to regain our place in the table because where we are now is not enough. We want to fight for the Scudetto.

“Against Bologna, we have to play well with the ball and be careful in the defensive phase. Then with the quality we have in attack, we will have chances to score.”

source: SportMob