Vucinic says early goal vital in Juventus victory over Atalanta

The Montenegrin striker says he was pleased with how his side handled the game against La Dea after his early strike
Mirko Vucinic believes his strike after two minutes against Atalanta was influential in securing all three points for Juventus in the club's 3-0 win on Sunday.

The Montenegrin scored the opening goal in a first-half demolition of Atalanta in which The Old Lady scored three times, to help keep the side at the top of Serie A, four points clear of Inter.

“We started strongly and that was the most important thing to do. We scored immediately, the second arrived shortly afterwards and we handled the game well from there on in," Vucinic told the club's official website.

Andrea Pirlo scored the second goal after 14 minutes before Claudio Marchisio hit a third on 27 minutes, but Vucinic was not concerned that his side could not extend its lead in the second half.

“The tempo dropped in the second half, but it’s a good sign that the strikers kept going right until the end in search of a goal," he said.

"Now we’ll think ahead to Friday’s game against Cagliari. We’re after another win in order to celebrate Christmas in the best possible way.”