• Pjanic eagar to land Champions League

    Miralem Pjanic Juventus

    Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic says beating Real Madrid in the Champions league final would be a dream come true in his first season with the Old Lady.

    The Serie A giants face eleven-time Champions League winners in the final at the National Stadium in Cardiff on June 3rd and Pjanic says winning the trophy would be ‘unimaginable’.

    “This year, we have the opportunity of playing in the final – we’ll see how it goes. We are playing well and anything is possible. Our team is really strong and my dream is to win the trophy. That would be unimaginable.

    “I have grown up considerably since I came here. I have really achieved my goal. I decided that I could still develop further as a player after I spent several wonderful years in Rome.

    I moved to a club that is used to winning and always trying to achieve more. They presented me with a great project that would be fascinating for any footballer. As every month goes by I feel better and better, especially as we’re getting lots of satisfaction and winning trophies,” he said.

    The 27-year-old also alluded to Juve’s chances of securing the treble, with the Champions League trophy the only one left to lift, after Massimiliano Allegri’s side secured the Serie A title as well as the Coppa Italia.

    “We’ve got two so far and we hope to get a third, which would be the next step up in terms of difficulty – but the team is confident we can do it. We believe in ourselves.

    “To reach these goals and achieve the results that we are getting, clearly everything has to go fantastically during the season. The squad is getting on very well together.

    “We are achieving some big results and the season has been very good thus far. We want to make it a perfect season by winning the Champions League.

    “Everyone has made big sacrifices. We’ve worked very hard; you won’t get anywhere without hard work, so a lot of toil and sacrifice has gone into this success. But it’s worth it because being in with a shout of winning a treble at the end of the season is very gratifying.

    “When you get to a final, it’s always a big battle against strong opposition. They’re having a great season and they’re the holders. They won it last year, so we’re facing a great team that is used to playing these games, these competitions and these finals.

    “We’re expecting a difficult contest all over the pitch in every position. We’ll prepare ourselves as well as possible, but it will be the best team on the day that wins,” he said.

    Photo: Uefa.com

    — This story originally appeared on SoccerClub.co.za

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