The Viola were trailing 2-0 up until the 66th minute, then Rossi got a hat-trick around a Joaquin strike to turn it all around for their first home win over Juve in 15 years.
“They are three very important goals, but the team had an incredible performance in the second half,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“We reacted so well, we all wanted to fight back and it is down to everyone that we achieved it.”
What could coach Vincenzo Montella have said at half-time to prompt this fight-back?
“Montella told us to give more, as we got a bit scared after the first goal. We listened to him and did what the coach wanted. We’re so happy.
“Of course this team is built to win. There is great talent on the pitch and in the stands, so we know after this performance that we can challenge anyone.”
Montella said it was a special victory and he “considered replacing” hat-trick hero Rossi.
“It is certainly among my most enjoyable victories. In the first half it was balanced and Juve made the most of our errors, especially on the second goal,” he told Sky Sport Italia after a 4-2 win.
“Juventus didn’t allow us spaces through the middle after the break and stopped us raising the tempo. We looked unable to score, but football is marvellous and the penalty changed the inertia of the game.
“We achieved this despite going 2-0 down, despite losing Massimo Ambrosini, despite Rossi having a back problem.
“It’s tough to score four goals against Juventus, especially with Antonio Conte in charge, and extraordinarily wonderful to do it in 15 minutes.
“I thank the fans, who behaved impeccably and perhaps at times believed in this result more than we did. I am glad to note there was no crowd trouble either, despite the concerns and rivalry.”
Rossi was the hero with a hat-trick, but Montella confesses it wasn’t a good start for Pepito.
“Rossi didn’t have a great game in the first half, but in football quality makes the difference. I considered replacing him, but he’s a player who can change a game even when he’s not well.
“He works for the team and is not egotistical. He scored extraordinary goals and gave us the strength to win this match.”
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