Miralem Pjanic admits Juventus have their eyes on the Champions League but warns “people must know it’s not easy to win the Scudetto.”
Juve have won the Serie A title for seven consecutive years and are currently six points ahead of second-placed Inter and Napoli. And Pjanic revealed in a recent interview published by Football Italia how difficult it is to win the Serie A.
“The Scudetto takes a whole year of work to win. People think it must be very easy and immediately say ‘Obviously Juve will win it,’ but people must know it’s not easy. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to achieve that.
“Napoli are strong and to be respected. I know Inter’s Coach well, Luciano Spalletti is very smart. They had a few problems at the start, but are now doing very well and we saw it in yesterday’s victory against Lazio.
“I expect these two sides to be up there with us to the end. It’s a long campaign, we are only at the beginning and it’ll be a great battle. We hope to win, but nothing is to be taken for granted with those two behind us.”
While Juventus have dominated Serie A for the better part of a decade, they haven’t won the Champions League since 1996.
“Obviously, the Champions League is one of the prime objectives for us, the club and the fans. The team is aware of its potential and we want to win everything possible, because it’s such a large and competitive squad.
“We are strong enough to try to win everything there is to win.”