Versatile Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah says he and his teammates have to forget this past week’s Coppa Italia success, in order to turn their full attention towards winning the Scudetto against Crotone on Sunday afternoon.
Massimiliano Allegri’s Bianconeri side became the first team to claim the Coppa Italia trophy for a third successive year, when they defeated Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio 2-0 at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening.
Goals from Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci meant that Juventus moved one step closer to a possible treble-winning campaign, while the victory in itself meant the defending champions took home their 12th piece of Coppa Italia silverware.
Asamoah, who featured in three of Juventus’ five Coppa Italia fixtures, admits that The Old Lady are on the right path to achieving their objectives for the season.
"It’s always a good feeling to win a trophy and everyone is so excited because it is not easy," he tells Calcio in Heels. "We started from the beginning and that was one of our aims for this season – to win trophies.
"We were able to achieve one now, so everyone is happy, and there are still two more [trophies] to go."
Juventus’ next port of call will be to ensure a victory over a revitalized Crotone, with three points needed to win their sixth successive Scudetto trophy. But with their last win having come four games ago, "Kojo" is aware of the importance of forgetting about the midweek success in order to fully focus on claiming another league title.
"We are so excited, but at the moment, we have left what we won two days ago behind because we still have to be champions in the league," added the Ghanaian.
"We are focused now, and we have an important game in the next two days to play [against Crotone], which is very important for us. After that, we have to claim ourselves as Scudetto champions and then we will prepare ourselves for the UEFA Champions League."