Pjanic: Juve accustomed to winning

Miralem Pjanic felt that Juventus never lost their self-belief as they rallied from behind to record a 3-1 victory over Torino and extend their lead at the top of the Serie A table.

The two sides went into the break on level terms, with Gonzalo Higuain netting a 28th-minute equaliser after Andrea Belotti had fired the hosts in front after 16 minutes of play.

And, with the match seemingly heading for a 1-1 draw, Higuain popped up with a second in the 82nd minute, before substitute Pjanic found the back of the net in the second minute of injury-time to secure a dramatic come-from-behind victory for the Old Lady.

"I came on towards the end when it was still 1-1, a difficult game against a difficult opponent, but we are very happy for us and our fans," Pjanic told Sky Sport Italia.

"It's never easy when you are behind in a game, but we keep fighting. Juventus are accustomed to winning and that means when things get difficult, we never lose our self-belief.

"In Rome you know the derby is important, but if you're Juventus then you know the derby has to be won. We played well and got the full three points.

The 26-year-old also spoke about the prospect of coming up against his former side, AS Roma who occupies second position in the table – seven points behind Juventus.

"I am glad to be seeing so many old friends again. Roma have many champions and are a very strong side. Their Coach is excellent too and doing very well.

"I spent five wonderful years there, but it's a game we intend to win," he concluded.