In the previous weekend, Federico Gatti suffered a nightmarish scenario during Juve’s 2-4 defeat at the hands of Sassuolo.

The defender was the culprit on several goals, but his horrific evening reached its climax when he scored a late own-goal, passing the ball back towards the empty net.

The 25-year-old was dropped for the midweek encounter against Lecce, only featuring as a late substitute.

The former Frosinone man made his return to the starting formation yesterday at the Gewiss Stadium. The encounter ended as a goalless draw between Atalanta and Juventus.

Aside from a late blunder against Mitchel Bakker, the Italian had a decent outing, helping his team preserve a clean sheet.

Gatti insisted that the howler against Sassuolo never killed his morale, but it was another incident that helped him grow as a player.

“We played an excellent first half, all we missed was the goal,” said the centre-back in his post-match interview as published by the official Juventus website.

“Towards the end, we were a bit tired and that’s when the slightest mistake can change the match.

“Allegri gives me confidence, and the mistake against Sassuolo was important to help me grow; it didn’t “kill” me mentally, but it gave me even more desire.

“These are things that strengthen me, I worked to understand where I had gone wrong and looked to overcome it.

“We were united, solid and avoided conceding a goal on a very difficult pitch. It’s an excellent point, which helps us work well towards Saturday’s Derby.

“There are matches in which maybe you can’t win, but you must avoid losing.”