Gigi Buffon said the stoppage-time win over Udinese was “a six-pointer” for Juventus.
The 1-0 victory in Turin was their sixth on the bounce in Serie A, achieved with six clean sheets.
“It was an important game, there’s no point denying there are draws that can feel like defeats and wins that can feel like they are worth six points. This was a six-pointer,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.
“Whatever the result, it would’ve been fair and hardly scandalous, as it was an even game.”
Buffon had to make a series of stunning saves, particularly on Antonio Di Natale and Andrea Lazzari.
“In my career I have almost always played in top clubs, so I am accustomed to making few saves per game, but important ones. I have to prove myself every game, the same as any other player.
“We faced a team with a great Coach and a team that plays good football. Udinese can really hurt you on the break and have a lot of quality, so they are a tough opponent to deal with.”
The ultras were banned from the Curva Nord and Curva Sud sections today, so those were filled with children.
“It was nice to fill the stands, because playing with empty seats is not a good advert for football. I was very pleased to see the kids respond, as they cheered us on. I also thank them, as they allowed us to play earlier, which is good in this weather! It was freezing today.”