This was a tough atmosphere for the Old Lady, coming off a humiliating 4-2 defeat to Sassuolo and with the home fans jeering them off the pitch at half-time when still goalless.
It took a Milik tap-in at the back post on Adrien Rabiot’s flicked header to decide the match, giving Juve all three points and ending Lecce’s unbeaten record for this season.
“It was a very important goal, as it gave us the victory,” Milik told DAZN.
“After the defeat to Sassuolo, it was important to get three points, I am also happy with my first goal of the season, as it gives me a real confidence booster.”
There was precious little else to celebrate for Bianconeri supporters, other than a Federico Chiesa angled drive that flashed across the face of goal to skim the far post.
“We struggled in the first half, but at times these games are difficult, the important thing is to bring home the victory. We can play better and we will, but we cannot afford to drop points at home. I am pleased.”
As Juventus are not in Europe this season, there is bound to be less squad rotation and fewer chances for Milik to play, as he only started this evening to give Dusan Vlahovic some rest.
“There is a lot of competition for places, we have strong strikers, but if the coach gives me 10 or 15 minutes, I have to make the most of them. I am focused on myself, not the others.”