Read what Massimiliano Allegri, Miralem Pjanic and Rodrigo Bentancur had to say to the media at Tuesday's 'Here To Create' event run by adidas in Milan.
Ballon d'Or for Ronaldo
“Cristiano deserves to win the Ballon d'Or for everything he's done – the goals he's scored, the trophies he's won and what he's doing this season too. He's world-class. He's taken us to another level because he's brought international experience and he's raised everyone's belief.”
Two roads ahead
“We have two roads to take. One is in Serie A, which is very long and where we occasionally veer off course during games. At Empoli we started off well but then we seemed to take a wrong turn for Florence... Fortunately, we got ourselves back on track and managed to win it.
“We have to work hard in Italy because there are some great teams like Napoli and Inter. The Nerazzurri have improved loads and they're a tough opponent. Napoli are too because [Carlo] Ancelotti has picked up where [Maurizio] Sarri left off.
“The other road is in the Champions League, where we find ourselves up against teams who leave more space and where your focus is higher because it's a shorter competition. It won't be easy to win it because there are some really strong contenders like Barcelona. We'll need to be good and lucky.”