Saturday September 29 2012
Matri: 'I needed that goal'

Alessandro Matri has “taken a weight off” with his first goal since February, but makes a confession too.

The Juventus striker had been on the bench for the last three matches only to start and net in tonight’s 4-1 demolition job on Roma.

“I took a weight off my shoulders with that goal, as it had been many months since I’d last scored,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I am happy that my goal coincides with a wonderful victory. I hope to play in the Champions League, but the decision is up to the Coach.”

Matri sprung the offside trap and his shot went in off Maarten Stekelenburg’s knee.

“I’ll be honest, I mis-hit that! Still, a scuffed effort is one of my trademarks,” he joked.

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