Inter Milan veteran Alexis Sanchez was delighted to prove the matchwinner in their Supercoppa triumph against Juventus.
Weston McKennie had Juventus ahead before Lautaro Martinez equalised via the penalty spot. Alexis Sanchez swooped for the winner in injury time.
“Champions are like this, the more they play, the better they feel. They can do something nobody else can,” Alexis told Sport Mediaset.
“I played against Lazio, I thought I would play today as I was in good shape, but the coach made that decision.
“I was hungry and felt like winning something tonight! We are on the right track with the right players and we have to continue like this.”
Alexis enjoyed a swipe at former Inter coach Antonio Conte, now of Tottenham, as he celebrated.
“I always said I felt like a caged lion, I wasn’t playing! Conte arrived one day and said, nobody else is like you, he would put me on for the final 15 minutes and said I’d make the difference. I said put me on earlier, I can make the difference then too!
“This is the roar of the lion!”