February 18, 2001
Juventus Official Site
Without a shadow of a doubt
the day belonged to Alex Del Piero, hero of the victory over Bari (1-0).
His second goal in two games (the first was against Napoli), came just
after a week which has seen a terrible family tragedy befall the Juve striker.
Alex was not in a talkative
mood after the match and passed on a message to the press officer Alessio
Secco: "I'm happy for the team and for myself. It was a very important
victory which has taken place in a very difficult week for me." "That's
all I have to say at the moment."
His team mates, who have
stayed by his side during this difficult period, talked above all else
about him: "The true Del Piero came back some time ago - confirms Ferrara
- it's just that the critics will only take note of the goal, and none
of the other important things he did for the team."The Bianconero defender
then gave his opinion on their performance: "It was one of the less impressive
games we've played, especially in the first half, when we gave away too
much space to Bari - Then we pulled ourselves together and ended up with
three vital points."
It was a happy return for
Daniel Fonseca, who played in the last game of the championship two seasons
ago which was also at Bari: "I'm glad to have come on at such an important
moment in the match." said the Uruguayan forward. "I came close to scoring
a second goal but in the end, the ball didn't end up in the net. What matters
most now is that my fitness level is back to normal. I'm also extremely
happy that Del Piero scored, because he's going through a tough time at