Pjanic: ‘Two formations benefit us’

Miralem Pjanic was happy with the win against Roma and said Juventus “strong points” could be the possible change of formations during the game.

The Bosnia international starred in the 3-1 win and claimed it was obvious that Juventus “want to win this cup”.

“Our goal was to advance to the next round, we want to win this cup,” Pjanic told Sky Sport Italia. “We want to win this cup. We wanted to bring home the win, you could tell straight away.

“We reviewed the game from the League, we knew where we could hurt them, and we took advantage of it. We could have done better in the second half, but overall we had a great game.”

Pjanic pointed out that the change of formation between 4-3-1-2 and 4-3-3 could be an advantage for the proceedings in the Old Lady’s season, as they are fighting on three fronts.

“The only change is that one of the attackers come down to help us out,” he said. “Lately we are changing quite a bit. Sarri often goes from 4-3-1-2 to 4-3-3 in the same game.

“Against Roma we started with 4-3-3 and it went well. It wasn’t easy, because something changed in our defending. Sarri also had some great signs, changing formation during the game is one of our strong points and we have to use it for the rest of the season, both in the League and in the Champions League.”

He expects a tough battle against Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli this weekend and said they “will have to give everything to get the three points”.

“Napoli are always Napoli, a good team,” he added. “I have seen their last two matches; they have a bit more difficulty in the League but played a good game in the Coppa Italia.

“We expect a Napoli with pride, they have a prepared coach and he knows how to make his team play well.

“However, it’s not easy for them to prepare for the game right now, since things are not going as well as they hoped for. But we will face a strong opponent, we will have to give everything to get the three points. It will not be simple, but this is what we want.”

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