The Bianconeri were trailing on Friday night and missed a penalty with Arturo Vidal, but Alessandro Matri’s brace and Mirko Vucinic secured a late 3-1 victory.
“Juventus responded very well,” said the Coach. “In the first half Gigi Buffon performed one save and they had a penalty but that was all.
“Everyone puts in the performance of their lives against us and are eager to prove a point, as shown by the fact at the end all the Cagliari players had cramp.
“Vidal didn’t perform to his usual standards in the first half, but fought back after the break despite the missed penalty. He is someone I will always bring with me if going into war.
“My scream at the goal? That summed up everything that took us to this point. I above all must thank the lads. This was not easy, but a great show of our strength and maturity.”