Stephan Lichtsteiner insists that Juventus should have locked up the three points well before he netted the only goal of the game at Palermo.
The Old Lady created numerous scoring opportunities in Sicily, but had to wait until a second-half strike from the Swiss international to break the deadlock.
“We should have put the game to bed earlier, but sometimes it’s not that straightforward against certain teams,” he stated.
The win for Juventus allowed them to maintain their grip on first place and also meant that boss Antonio Conte made a winning return to the bench following his suspension.
“It was important to win, also for Conte, in order to welcome him back with a success,” the former Lazio man commented.
“I’ll take him and the entire team out for dinner, because we’ve won a complicated game, against a strong side, who don’t deserve to be where they are in the League.”
Palermo are in relegation danger thanks to just 14 points from 16 games so far.