Pjanic: Ronaldo is the most important player we have

Miralem Pjanic assures Ronaldo is “the most important player we have” and unbeaten Juventus are targeting the Champions League.

Pjanic was speaking to Sky Sport Italia after Juve’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid to book top spot in Champions League Group D, and underlined the importance of the Portuguese star.


“I am doing well, I had some muscle problems after Lecce but now I’m ok. The same goes for Cristiano Ronaldo. He had some niggling pain in his knee, but he is the most important player we have. He’s demonstrated in recent times that he’s still number one and we don’t worry about him.”

Ronaldo has only scored once in this season’s competition.


Pjanic says Juve want to win the Champions League after securing group victory with a game to spare.

“We wanted to top the group. Now that we have, we will see who we draw in the next round, whoever it will be, we will prepare for it.

“Juventus are the only side in all of Europe who haven’t lost a single competitive game and we won almost all of them. We want to win this trophy.”

Juve are back in action against Sassuolo on Sunday morning.