"It is a super positive result. We came here with the utmost respect for Roma, a team that is in magic form at the moment," said Ranieri. "But we had to play our game. In the first half unfortunately Francesco Totti got in our way and scored twice.
"We wanted to show that Juventus are alive and kicking. I didn't have Mauro Camoranesi available, so I preferred to opt for these three strikers to galvanise the squad. That was the message at the bottom of this change."
Ranieri added: "I say that Roma have not been cut down by this encounter. In fact, the difference between Inter, Milan, Roma and us is that we have an entirely new squad, while the other sides have had time to gel. Having said that, we have a strong character and we want to win."