Gianluigi Buffon says it is typical of Juventus to perform when they need to most following their 4-0 demolition of Lazio on Sunday in the Supercoppa Italiana.
Antonio Conte's men had failed to win once in pre-season but the Scudetto winners rocketed to top form against last season's Coppa Italia champions, which left the Italy shot-stopper praising his team-mates and his coach.
"It was my fifth Supercoppa Italiana. I’m a pentacampeon!" the 35-year-old told Rai Sport.
"Juventus showed themselves and that’s usually the way for big teams and big players - we aren’t seen in friendlies in America or China. We make our mark when it counts.
"Conte’s attitude on the touchline is crucial for us and a large amount of the credit for these triumphs go to him, but also a bit to us.
"This is the first game this team have been able to celebrate with our fans in a one-off match. The Coppa Italia went badly and the [previous] Supercoppa game was in China, so it was great to be in Italy at last."
Stephan Lichtsteiner, a former Biancocolesti star, was equally delighted with Juve's victory ahead of the start of the Serie A season, which he says was made even better by winning at the Stadio Olimpico.
"It’s a great night for Juventus, as to win 4-0 in their home is remarkable," the wing-back said. "I had three splendid years at Lazio, we won two trophies but now I am a Juventino.
"Antonio Conte has always shouted at me! I need a coach who shouts and always demands more, as it brings the best out of me."