Despite their impressive start to the Serie A season, Miralem Pjanic insists it will be a good campaign if Roma finish in the top three.
The capital club set a new top-flight Italian league record having won their first 10 matches of the season, and remain unbeaten having drawn their following three before returning to winning ways with a 2-1 home triumph against Fiorentina at the weekend.
Juventus, though, are chasing a fourth successive Scudetto, and although they have tasted defeat, the six points dropped by the Giallorossi has allowed the champions to open up a three point lead at the head of the standings. Pjanic remains upbeat about Roma’s chances, yet insists their objective remains UEFA Champions League qualification.
“We will continue on our road to chase Juventus, a side who are having an incredible season,” the 23-year-old midfielder told Mediaset. “Our target is to return to the Champions League, then we’ll see what we can do and what the others, especially Juventus, are capable of. But I am certain that we can finish the campaign in the top three.”
Pjanic, meanwhile, will be expected to star next summer when Bosnia & Herzegovina compete in their first World Cup Finals. And despite being drawn with Argentine, one of the tournament favourites, they will fancy their chances of getting past Iran and Nigeria to make the knockout stages of the competition in Brazil.