Empoli coach Alberto Malesani was thrilled with his on-loan Juventus players after their 4-1 thrashing of Cagliari.

Nicola Pozzi struck all four goals for Empoli and Malesani said: "The team that wanted it the most won today. The tactical system helps, but it is the players who go out on to the pitch and they deserve the credit. Sebastian Giovinco is already mature for this level and, like Claudio Marchisio, come from the great Juventus stable.

"They are in fantastic form and I'll let them play."