Pjanic: All matches are crucial

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic says they have reached a crucial stage in their pursuit of all trophies on offer this season, in addition to praising his side’s mentality.

The Turin-based outfit are still in the running to clinch their first Champions League trophy since 1996 and have drawn Barcelona in the last-eight of the competition, and the Bosnian admits that the two sides would've probably wanted to avoid each other.

"They too would have preferred to draw another team," he told Football Italia. "We will fight on all fronts, for all the trophies, and this is exactly what I expected when I signed for Juventus.

"Allegri told us that each season is split into 3 parts: August to December, December to March & then March till the end.

"Now we have reached the last & most important part. We cannot make any mistakes. All matches are crucial."

The Serie A giants are in pole position to secure their sixth consecutive Scudetto as they occupy top spot on the table with an eight-point advantage over second-placed AS Roma.

"When I was at Roma, we always hoped Juve would lose, but it never happened & now I understand why. This team never gives up, ever.
"At Juventus you're fully concentrated to give your best. Only one thing is discussed during the week: the next match. Nothing else. Allegri has been important for me, he has taught me the pleasure of defending & I am learning the best way to do so."