Miralem Pjanic stressed the importance of Juventus’ 1-0 win away against Cagliari this evening within the context of the league campaign.
“It's three massive points at a difficult place to play," the midfielder explained. “Every season you get matches like these, where the only thing that matters is getting the three points. It was a proper battle: Cagliari may not have had many shots but they caused problems for us.
“It was important to stay one point behind Napoli, who are doing amazing things. We’ve done it before and now we’ll try to overtake them again.”
Pjanic’s team-mates Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi supplied the goods for the Bianconeri this evening, the former setting up the latter for the only goal of the game.
“They made the difference today,” the Bosnian continued. “The first few months at Juve are always tricky, you need a bit of time. We told the new arrivals to stay calm and their quality will help us to win many more trophies.”
Now the team can look forward to some time off and a bit of rest.
“The team have been picking up some huge results recently,” Pjanic concluded. “Confidence is high and we want to achieve even greater things. We’ll rest over the next few days and then we’ll be ready to tackle the second half of the season in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.”