Arturo Vidal celebrated his first hat-trick, a 3-1 Juventus victory over Copenhagen and the imminent arrival of a daughter.
“It’s the first hat-trick of my career and I’m taking the ball back home. It’s a gift for my son, to show him when I played this game. We are expecting a little girl now, so I’m very happy,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
There were doubts over whether Vidal would play this game, as he is on a yellow card and risked suspension for the crucial trip to Galatasaray.
“There was some fear, as we knew this was an important game for us, but the Coach told us the important thing was to win, so I could play.”
The Chilean has become a key figure in their midfield and beyond, as he scored a hat-trick and against Livorno on Sunday played in defence.
“I think it is a quality of mine that I am always happy. I know how important it is for me to wear the Juventus jersey and I always try to give my all.
“I haven’t played as a goalkeeper yet, but the Coach might test me out there! There is very little to go until we sign the new contract. I could sign it tomorrow or the day after, I’m just waiting for the club.”