Miralem Pjanic: “I want to win something with Roma. I’m very motivated.”

Miralem Pjanic gave an interview in tomorrow’s AS Roma Match Program, here are his words:

What do you need to do in order to do well in the competition?
“We need to have our maximum concentration. These matches are of a high standard and you can not miss anything. Every game you have to give 100% with the utmost attention.”

Your best match in this tournament?
“I remember my game against Real Madrid more than the others. I scored at the unique Bernabeu stadium. My equalizer allowed Lyon to go to the quarter-finals.”

What do you think of Group E?
“Ours is a very beautiful group at a very high level. Not only are Bayern Munich and Manchester City very strong teams, but also CSKA Moscow is a strong opponent. It’s a tough group, but we believe. I’m sure we’ll have our say.”

What kind of match are you expecting against CSKA Moscow?
“It’s a team that we know less about than the other two, they don’t have the same type of weapons, but they have done well and should be taken very seriously. They are the title winners in Russia, a league that has become much more competitive. I’m sure it will be a complicated match.”

It’s important to have a good start because the first match is at the Olimpico…
“We must and we want to start with a win. We are working hard to have a successful season and our goal is to lift a trophy. I’ll give my best for my team and I want to be 100% focused on the field in every single match. I want to win something with Roma this season. I’m very motivated.”

How important is the support of the fans?
“Our fans are fantastic and I know that they will give us a hand, not only in the UEFA Champions League, but also in the league. It’s always a wonderul feeling to play in front of a full Olimpico.”

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.