Marcelo Estigarribia believes he’s proved a point after starting and scoring for Juventus in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw at Napoli.
The Paraguayan was inserted into the team given that boss Antonio Conte was without the suspended Claudio Marchisio.
“I’ve shown that I’m able to play for a great team,” said the South American. “Now I need to make the most of the opportunity given to me by the technical staff.”
Estigarribia was used as a wide left midfielder and he managed to get on the scoresheet by netting the club’s second.
“It’s always been a dream to score such a goal, in a similar setting, so I’ll enjoy this moment and dedicate it to my family who follow me from Paraguay,” he added.
Napoli were 2-0 and 3-1 up during the re-arranged Week 11 tie, but the Bianconeri hit back to extend their lead at the top of the table by two points.
“It was a difficult game, but we’ve clinched a very important point from a tough venue and this is what’s given me most pleasure.
“Now we’re already thinking about the next game because Cesena are next up on Sunday.”