Juventus full-back Simone Padoin has claimed that Champions League opponents Malmo offered little more than long balls and physicality, but once the Bianconeri relaxed and found some fluidity could have won by more than a two-goal margin.
It was the 30-year-olds third consecutive match under new coach Massimiliano Allegri and he praised the former AC Milan coach for having faith in his ability and aims to continue giving his all to remain in the side.
“We knew it would not be an easy match,” Padoin told Juventus.com.
“We suffered from the continuous long balls in the first half and their pressure was constant, but in the second half settled down and we relaxed.
“You saw another Juventus, and we could do even more goals.
“I played pretty simple.
“I’m happy the coach has decided to focus on me as a left-back, and I do so with the utmost enthusiasm as possible.
“When the team achieves these results thanks to my efforts I am twice as happy.”
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