During the event, Miralem Pjanic spoke to journalists present, commenting on the challenge last night against Barça and Juventus. "We must surely play better, but yesterday we faced a great team, one of the favorites to win the competition" he explained. "The positive thing was we held the clean sheet, and this defensive solidarity must be a starting point. We have not lost our quality and this team, considering the potential and the great talent, can only improve."
Now the highest level of concentration turns to Serie A: "We think first of all about Crotone, which will be a game that we should not be over-confident about. Then there are direct confrontations with the top teams. Napoli, Inter and Rome are doing very well, and we have to compliment them, but the championship is long and we are not so far away from last year's performance in terms of points. We have the same great desire to win the Scudetto, it remains our goal."
A Champions League move to be won in Athens: "Our first thought is to qualify for the knock-out round. Champions League is a very long and difficult journey and you also need a little bit of luck and your players available and healthy."