Gianluigi Buffon believes Juventus' Supercoppa Italiana defeat to Napoli will spur the team on to greater heights in 2015.
Rafa Benitez's side triumphed 6-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw with the Serie A champions, with Simone Padoin seeing his decisive spot kick saved despite Buffon having kept out three of the Partenopei's efforts beforehand.
The veteran goalkeeper says Massimiliano Allegri's men can remain happy with their efforts over the past 12 months despite the disappointing end to the year, and is confident the defeat in Doha will serve them well in the hunt for more success.
"Congratulations to Napoli, but for Juventus, second place in a competition like this is a defeat," the 36-year-old was quoted as saying by Corriere dello Sport.
"The year has been very positive, with a lot of satisfaction. But we've ended it like this.
"Although we haven't lifted the trophy we wanted to win, the match in Doha will give us a lot more anger and determination if the same opportunity presents itself in future."
Juventus resume domestic action against Inter on January 6 following the winter break.