Friday November 1 2019
Pjanic: 'Love Sarriball, but...'

Miralem Pjanic says he is loving life under Maurizio Sarri but accepts Juventus need to be more “clinical” going forward.

Sarri has made no secret of what he wants from Pjanic, encouraging him to touch the ball 150 times a game.

“I try to do what Sarri asks me to do - find space and make sure I’m available to receive the ball,” the midfielder told Tuttosport.

“I like his vision and playing with only one or two touches. We need to make the ball run quicker than us because the ball must always travel quicker.

“I have a very important role and I feel very good in this system, although lately we haven’t been killing off games and scoring compared to the chances we create.”

Indeed, Juve have struggled for goals in recent matches, relying on an injury-time penalty to beat Genoa 2-1 on Wednesday.

“That puts us in danger and doesn’t give us all the satisfaction that we could gain from how we play.

“We need to be more ruthless and clinical. That will also lead to our opponents having more respect and fear for us.”