Sunday August 18 2013
Buffon: 'Juve there when it counts'

Gigi Buffon celebrated the Italian Super Cup triumph over Lazio and noted Juventus “make our mark when it counts.”

The Bianconeri had not won a single pre-season friendly, but came out fighting at the Olimpico with a 4-0 victory.

“It was my fifth Italian Super Cup. I’m a pentacampeon!” he smiled on Rai Sport.

“Tonight Juventus showed themselves and that’s usually the way for big teams and big players – we aren’t seen when they are friendlies in America or China. We make our mark when it counts.”

Despite the huge 4-0 scoreline, Coach Antonio Conte continued shouting angrily at his players throughout the game.

“Conte’s attitude on the touchline is crucial for us and a large amount of the credit for these triumphs goes to him, but also a bit to us.

“This is the first game we’ve been able to celebrate with our fans in a one-off match. The Coppa Italia went badly and the Super Cup was in China, so it was great to be in Italy at last.”