Pjaca up for Juventus challenge

Marko Pjaca says he's not worried about having to fight for a place in the Juventus starting line-up after admitting to be being overawed by some of the players at his new club.

The Croatia international signed for the Serie A champions from Dinamo Zagreb for €23 million in July, in what was a record transfer fee for the Croatian club.

As a natural wide player, he is still adjusting to Massimiliano Allegri's preferred 3-5-2 formation, but insists that with hard work he will adjust to the new style.

Pjaca told La Gazzetta dello Sport that he's loving life in Turin and adjusting well to the new role expected of him.

"It's a beautiful world [at Juventus], but I never doubted that, I was aware of it when I made my choice," Pjaca said.

"When you arrive it doesn't take long to figure out that you're at a club with a unique history, like few others in the world."

He added: "In the 3-5-2 of the current Juve I can play as the second striker, at most pulling back a bit because I think I can also play as an attacking midfielder.

"My favourite position, though, is as a winger, preferably from the left where I can cut inside on my right foot.

"I have to work hard every day to improve, never losing my seriousness or concentration. Then my time will come, I'm sure.

"I am not worried [about being on the bench]. If anything I'm aware that this is Juventus, but I'm young and if I prove myself then I'll get my chances, even at a club of this level."

Pjaca did admit, however, to being somewhat in awe of veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

He explained: "They're all top players, but if I had to name one then I'd say Buffon.

"You just have to talk to him for a moment to realise you don't have a player standing in front of you, but a legend."

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