Danilo hails Federico Gatti as ‘an example’ for Juventus after sealing the victory over Napoli and admits while top four is the target, the Scudetto is ‘a dream.’

“All games are worth three points, but some give us a bigger morale boost going forward. It’s early days, but wins like this are important,” Danilo told DAZN after defeating the reigning Champions of Italy, who Juve had not beaten since April 2021.

For the second game in a row, the Bianconeri secured a narrow victory thanks to their centre-back Gatti, who had already given them the last-gasp win over Monza on Monday evening.

This time around, he steered a header into the far bottom corner from the Andrea Cambiaso cross, securing a 1-0 result against Napoli.

It means five of the last eight Juve goals were scored by defenders.

“Federico is an example for us all, he is a humble guy who works hard. He had difficult moments, but is strong, resilient and again showed Juve fight to the end.”

This was Danilo’s return to the starting XI for the first time in almost two months after an injury on international duty with Brazil.

“I am very happy, I missed this feeling, especially to do it here with our fans. We celebrate today, but tomorrow we already start thinking about the next match.

“In my view, what happened last year really taught us something. It is part of the natural growth process for teams who want to step up a level. The coach never lets us relax in training and we are working really hard.”

Max Allegri and director Cristiano Giuntoli continue to maintain they are not in the running for the Scudetto, but Danilo has to admit they are keeping up the pace with leaders Inter.

“We certainly have a dream, but our primary objective as the coach and club say is to secure a top four finish. Clearly, we can dream too, but we have to take it one game at a time and see where we end up.”

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