Fabio Quagliarella of Juventus has defended his decision to not celebrate his goal in last night’s 3-0 victory over Napoli.
The Neapolitan came off the bench to score the Old Lady’s third against his former club in a convincing second half display from the Old Lady.
“I’ve always had a good relationship with the Napoli fans,” noted the Italian international. “I contained my joy out of respect for them.”
Quagliarella, 28, has now only scored three goals in 18 League games this term but he and his club shined in Sunday’s victory.
“It’s never easy to take to the field knowing that you have to win,” he continued. “We showed maturity and cynicism.”
Leaders Milan are now just two points clear of the Old Lady and the former Udinese man insists he still believes in the title.
“It will be tough as Milan have great individuality,” Quagliarella continued. “However, we’ll look to stay in the fight until the very end.”
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