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Pjanic: ‘Winning takes sacrifice’

December 20, 2017 - 9:40 am

Miralem Pjanic says winning takes sacrifice at Juventus and reiterated the clubs ambitions for the season.

The Bosnian international went on to discuss the differences between the Bianconeri and former club Roma.

“This year there are many good teams fighting for the Scudetto: Napoli, Inter, Roma and Lazio. They all want Juve to stop winning and that gives us extra motivation,” Pjanic told Undici magazine.

“We hope to celebrate again in May, as our number one objective is the Scudetto. We want to do something extraordinary by winning a seventh straight title. It would be truly incredible.

“People think that winning is easy for Juve. In reality, we dedicate a lot of time to our work and make sacrifices every day. When I was at Roma, we played very good football and always told ourselves: This is the right year, we are strong.

“However, then there were games where we just weren’t there. Juve are always present and correct for every appointment.

“When the papers write stories about splits in the locker room, it’s just them trying to destabilise us. The group is always united and made up of responsible people who are able to talk to each other when things aren’t going the right way.

“I feel responsibility on my shoulders at Juventus, because Allegri asks me to make the team tick. If he gets angry with me, it’s because he wants me to get nothing wrong, to be one of the best. He believes in me and that is motivating.

“When I arrived at Juve, Allegri said that in future he saw me playing in front of the defence. I put myself at his disposal and now I am happy in a role where I can really help the team.

“I want my name to be remembered. I have made real steps forward since I came to Juve and there’s a long career ahead of me, so I want to keep getting better.

“At a top club, you always improve, and I am in a very top club where I work daily with incredible people.”

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