As Juventus struggled in the Copa Libertadores, the squad took on a new identity as it faced Liverpool in the Europa League quarter-finals.
The Juventus supporters who watched their side win the title with three games to spare were understandably anxious to see their side in action again, and the atmosphere was a little subdued.
It was as though this was an early season friendly for the new-look Juventus squad.
However, once the match began, the mood turned markedly different.
In front of the home crowd, there was a distinct sense of pride, and a palpable feeling of belonging.
The team played an exciting game and came from behind to win, meaning they were able to celebrate the result in front of their own fans.
The mood in the Juventus dressing room was even more intense than it was in the previous match, with a sense of determination to get back to winning ways.
Juve’s manager was delighted with the way the players reacted to the occasion, and he felt proud of the way they have been able to show their true colours this season.
The players were in great spirits after their thrilling win against Liverpool.
“It was a very special game for us,” Juventus’ manager is quoted by AS.
“They were very happy, and we were happy to see them. “
“I have to say that we were delighted that we did it. “
It’s not just that we won. “
I have to say that we were delighted that we did it.
“Our fans are very happy for the team. “
The fans have shown us their support. “
Our fans are very happy for the team.
The fans have shown us their support.
They have been so positive.”
The atmosphere at Juventus’ training ground has been incredible this season, and as Juventus prepares to play the second leg of the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen in the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, this atmosphere is likely to be even more important as Juve looks to build on their 2-0 win against Lazio in the first leg of their quarter-final tie.